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Finance options for Solar Panels

There are a number of companies offering finance for solar technology in the United Kingdom. Finance, in the form of loans and leasing agreements, is available for domestic, commercial and industrial installations, in both the private and public sectors. Finance for renewable energy technologies allows customers to avoid large upfront costs and make payments out of the income from Feed-in tariffs, as well as energy bill savings.

Finance may be offered on a range of bases, each offering varying levels of financial risk and reward, as well as varying interest rates. Typically the finance company will provide the renewable energy technology and the cost of installation in return for payments spread over a period of time. Depending on the type of agreement, the client may either come to own the technology at the end of the period, it may be sold by the company with the proceeds being split between client and company, or the company could retain it.

The arrangements offered by finance companies will vary, however, and each company will offer different advice. It is therefore advisable to obtain quotes and agreement terms from a range of companies, based on clients' energy needs and financial situation. Caution should also be taken when calculating one's ability to make repayments, as the returns offered by some renewable technologies depend in large part on the weather.

In some cases installation companies also offer finance solutions. Some companies also offer the free solar or rent-a-roof schemes discussed here, whereby a company will pay for the installation of a solar PV system on the roof of a home or business. The company will usually receive the Feed-in Tariff income, while the property owner will benefit from reduced energy bills and carbon emissions.

Look Here for some UK companies offering finance for renewable technologies.

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