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Published on March 12th, 2015 | by James Ayre

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SolarCity & DIRECTV Partnering To Bring Solar Systems To New Homeowners

March 12th, 2015 by  


SolarCity and DIRECTV are partnering to make the switch to solar energy even easier for homeowners as part of a new program, according to a recent press release sent to CleanTechnica.

The new, first-of-its-kind program will see customers given the option to go solar with SolarCity when DIRECTV technicians visit their homes — with no associated upfront costs, and “secure predictable monthly costs for years into the future.” (In other words, SolarCity is going to get its solar leasing offer into the homes of many more customers by partnering with DIRECTV.)

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Worth noting, is that the partnership will only pertain to markets where SolarCity already operates. That said, it seems pretty likely that this partnership will expose the possibilities of solar leasing to people who otherwise wouldn’t search such information out.

To market the new opportunity, qualified SolarCity customers who commit to a lease between March 11 and March 18 will be eligible to receive a $400 rebate once installation of their solar system is completed.

Here’s some background information via the recent SolarCity and DIRECTV press release:

DIRECTV, with more than 20 million US customers, has long been at the leading edge of environmental sustainability in its industry. Its ambitious corporate sustainability goals include reducing the company’s carbon emissions by 40% and reducing its customers’ carbon emissions by 1 million metric tons per year by 2020. The new relationship with SolarCity is unique to the industry and allows DIRECTV customers to live more sustainably while saving money through the use of clean, renewable solar power.

DIRECTV’s new one-megawatt solar array in Long Beach provides power to the California Broadcast Center, one of its largest energy consuming facilities, which supports DIRECTV’s service in Latin America. The ground-mounted solar system is expected to generate enough renewable solar electricity over its lifetime to power the equivalent of over 1,400 typical homes for a year and deliver important environmental benefits to the Long Beach region and residents of Los Angeles County. It is expected to prevent more than 15.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere over its lifetime, which is equivalent to taking over 1,350 cars off the road or planting more than 678,000 trees. It is also expected to save nearly 73 million gallons of water that would otherwise be consumed in the production of electricity from fossil fuel or nuclear sources.

Those interested in more information about the new partnership can find it here.

Related: SolarCity Bringing “Full Net Metering” To Texas (This Is Big)

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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