But One Block Off the Grid has a few options to help with that. They group people in a neighborhood together for a group purchase, bringing bulk discounts. They also have payment plans!
Here's some info from their website:
"1BOG (One Block Off the Grid) organizes big groups of people together who want to get solar energy, and gets them a discount.
Homeowners looking to buy solar panels face a few problems:
- It’s expensive
- It’s complicated
- They don’t know which installer they should trust.
- An organized community can buy solar in bulk, so 1BOG negotiates with installers to get impressive discounts for each homeowner in the collective.
- We make the process much more simple and painless, as well as use our deep solar energy expertise to educate consumers throughout the process.
- We offer safety in numbers, and unlike the installers themselves, our interests are always aligned with yours."
I'm going to call for more information. I know others in my neighborhood are looking at them too, so I might as well see what the estimate is. Maybe they can make my dream come true!