Associated Press (AP) – Vermont home solar company touts accomplishments
The company, which employs 53 people, hopes to install 500 more systems on homes and businesses this year. Its model is to make solar power accessible by installing small-scale systems with no upfront costs to the homeowners.
A homeowner pays a monthly fee, essentially shifting his or her payment from a utility to a financing agency that pays for the solar panels. SunCommon has a number of financial arrangements, including lease and loan options. The lease option suited Joanne Heidkamp and her family in South Burlington, after they had taken steps to save energy through energy efficient programs and installing compact fluorescent light bulbs.