Solar Photovoltaic Financing: Residential Sector Deployment

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report presents the information that homeowners and policy makers need to facilitate PV financing at the residential level. The full range of cash payments, bill savings, and tax incentives is covered, as well as potentially available solar attribute payments. Traditional financing is also compared to innovative solutions, many of which are borrowed from the commercial sector. Together,these mechanisms are critical for making the economic case for a residential PV installation, given its high upfront costs. Unfortunately, these programs are presently limited to select locations around the country. By calling attention to these innovative initiatives, this report aims to help policy makers consider greater adoption of these models to benefit homeowners interested installing aresidential PV system.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages66
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-44853


  • cash incentives
  • Cory
  • Coughlin
  • financing
  • NREL
  • photovoltaic
  • policy
  • residential deployment
  • solar
  • tax incentives


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