And it’s not difficult to see why.
Because residential and commercial property owners usually pay for their own electricity, they have a lot to gain by installing solar panels.
Each additional kilowatt of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity moves their utility bills closer and closer to $0.
Unfortunately, this relationship doesn’t always hold true within the world of rental properties.
- Apartment owners (i.e. landlords) don’t normally pay for electricity usage, and thus, there’s no obvious “financial” incentive for them to install solar panels.
- Renters don’t own their properties, and thus, lack the legal authority to install solar panels.
As a result, most apartments in San Diego still rely on fossil fuel to generate their electricity.
This is a real shame – and a missed opportunity for both sides.
- As a San Diego landlord, you could charge higher rents if your apartments came equipped with solar panels. Moreover, you’d be able to fill vacancies much faster (as this article clearly demonstrates).
- As a renter, you could save more money every month by not having to pay for increasingly expensive grid electricity.
Provided that these monthly electricity bill savings exceed any increases in rent – it’s a win-win for everyone involved. Both sides have more money in their pockets at the end of every month.
Moreover, everyone reduces his or her carbon footprint.
Encouraging More San Diego Apartments to Install Solar Panels
So how do we bridge this gap? How do we encourage more apartments throughout San Diego to begin taking advantage of all the environmental and financial benefits of solar panel installation?
1. As a Landlord
If you’re a landlord or property owner – and you’re reading this – just contact Sunline Energy today to learn how you can receive a new installation with $0 down.
That’s right. It’s possible to pay absolutely nothing for your solar panels – and still be able to offer higher electricity bill savings to your renters.
During your free consultation, we’ll walk you through the entire process, outlining all the financing options and incentives available.
2. As a Renter
If you currently rent your apartment, it’s time to get organized. Talk with your neighbors and ask if they’d like to reduce their electricity bills.
Not surprisingly, most people will say yes. In fact, you can expect 99.999% of folks to say they want in. But you only need a majority of tenants.
Once you have enough people on board, approach your landlord and explain the many benefits of installing solar panels.
Better yet, share this blog article or put your landlord directly in touch with us:
by calling us at (858) 252-2280 or filling out our contact form.
San Diego’s Solar Revolution Belongs to Everyone
From Fallbrook to Alpine to Escondido, homeowners and businesses are taking full advantage of clean and free electricity from the sun.
There’s no reason why landlords and renters should sit on the sidelines of San Diego’s solar revolution.
The sun belongs to everyone, and we can all benefit from smaller carbon footprints and larger bank accounts.
If you’re ready to take the next step, contact us today for a free solar consultation. Our experienced installation team is here to answer any questions you might have.