Catering to residential and business customers, SolarCity's (NASDAQ: SCTY ) leasing model has really been catching on. What it is able to offer is low-cost-power production that can often cost customers less than their traditional power bills. The fact that it asks for little to no upfront payments for the panels is added incentive for new business to join the ranks of its growing base.
Other companies are hoping to enter the leasing market, but so far SolarCity has set itself apart. If you believe in this model then SolarCity is probably the company for you. However, if solar is an industry you want to add to your portfolio but are wary about what SolarCity is trying to accomplish, there are many other options out there.
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