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Paying for Solar

Taitem Renewables is committed to providing our customers with a PV system of the highest quality that will generate clean renewable energy for years to come. Various state and federal programs can reduce installation costs of a solar PV system. Frequently, the total of state and federal incentives add up to over 60% of the price of the system. Systems can be purchased upfront, through a low-interest loan, or through a monthly lease payment that is often less than what you are paying the utility today.

Click through the drop down topics below to learn more about paying for your solar array.

Warranties

The Taitem Guarantee

Taitem offers a 10-year whole system warranty on your residential install.

Our Community Shared Solar production guarantee is for 25 years.

Solar Panel Production Warranties
Product Parts (years) Labor (years) Production
Hanwha 12 12 83.6% from beginning of life – 25 years
Sunpower 25 25 87% from beginning of life – 25 years
SMA & Fronius 10 10 N/A (inverters)

Incentives & Tax credits

What’s the difference between Tax Credits and Incentives?

Our dedicated team will provide you with the following at no cost:

  • An initial estimate
  • A site evaluation to determine the size of the system you need

Your Solar Options with Taitem

For at home installation, you have the option to purchase or lease your solar PV system. For those who cannot have a home system, Taitem offers the option of buying power from our offsite Community Shared Solar array.

The Ownership Option

With a signed contract we will provide a turn-key solar PV system from design to install including:

  • Securing your NYSERDA grant and building permit
  • Testing the PV system and finalizing the interconnection agreement with your utility provider
  • Benefits
    • Cheaper over the lifetime of the system: Once the cost of the system is paid in full, you will generate your own electricity at absolutely NO cost.
    • Choose a battery backup or “off-grid” system: In some areas where power outages are frequent and last several days, homeowners prefer a backup battery.
The Leasing Option

When leasing a system, the upfront cost and upkeep associated with owning a system is avoided. Taitem is one of only 25 Premier Status dealers of the prestigious SunPower solar panels. Aside from the option to purchase SunPower panels (see The Ownership Option above), we also offer a leasing option through SunPower.

  • $0 Down: Install with no money down. With a good site, your lease payments and new utility bill will be less than your old utility bill.
  • Guaranteed energy production: Cloudy days sometimes slow down solar PV production. SunPower, will pay you the difference if the system underperforms.
  • You are not responsible for repairs: While system repairs are not a major concern, if problems do arise or the system is damaged, SunPower will cover the cost of repair.
  • You do not need to have tax liability: As the owner, SunPower receives tax incentives that are rolled into the lease. You will not have the associated tax liability.
Taitem’s Community Shared Solar farms

Starting in 2017, you can have the benefits of a solar energy system with buying a share of our offsite solar farm.