Solar loans over leases: Empire Solar makes its case in New York

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A recent Empire Solar install from its website.

Empire Solar, a licensed installer of American-made solar panels in the Greater New York City region, is promoting a new financing deal for its customers over the still more common lease deals in the area. Instead of leasing solar panels, homeowners can now purchase them through Empire Solar with $0 down for five, ten or fifteen year payment terms. Homeowners can increase their home value, receive 100 percent of tax credits, and live off free electricity within years without the lease commitment.

We wrote about the loans over lease trend here, the reasons for it and why installers are going to benefit from the shift, and Empire makes the same case in its announcement of its financing terms.

“The financing our company offers is a much better deal for homeowners than most leasing options that are available today for installing solar panels on their homes,” says Marc Zurla of Empire Solar.

“Not to mention the overall savings and benefits to their homes our customers receive after the installation,” said Adam Cherkin of Empire Solar. “Energy costs go down while the overall value of their homes goes up. There are real benefits for adding solar panels, and now we offer an affordable option for most.”

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Empire Solar is a not a large corporation but instead a locally owned and operated company that is highly rated in customer service and installation. Their team prides themselves on their hands-on work with their customers. Empire Solar installs ground-mounted systems and can remove trees, something very few installers do.

The company also offers free system maintenance and monitoring with a 25-year panel warranty and a 30-year panel lifespan. Empire Solar will also repair or replace roofs prior to installation for a low monthly payment. If a homeowner decides to have their roof replaced by a different company, Empire Solar offers a one-time complimentary system removal and re-installation.


“Adam, Marc and their crew did an excellent job from start to finish,” says M. Kohler from Westtown, New York in a recent testimonial about Empire Solar. “I chose them over three different companies based on their knowledge, presentation and seeing their work at a friend’s house. I am a very demanding consumer who has very high expectations for quality products, installations and service. I expect to get what I am told and contracted for. Empire Solar has met my expectations and I have recommended them to many friends.”

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