We want to add solar power but the upfront costs have been a barrier. Our builder is looking into the SolarLease program offered by SolarCity that takes advantage of a Federal tax incentive offered only to corporations and set to expire this year. Because the program “leases” the panels to residences, it’s considered a corporation. SolarCity is a startup funded by the founders of PayPal – thus they’ve installed the solar panels at EBay.
Ed Begley Jr. said in an infomercial for Citizenre (similar program as SolarLease) – “If the mobile-phone industry required you to invest $10,000 to get your wireless service, and it was your responsibility to maintain and repair the network, would you have a cellphone?”