Archive: The New Solar Middlemen

April 3, 2012 No Comments by montty

Branden Barber got his first taste of solar energy a decade ago while living in rural Australia, off the power grid. Although he was eager to tap the sun for power when he returned to California in 2006, his green ambitions were stymied by a tangle of regulatory hurdles and high installation costs. In July the Oakland company arranged to put 16 solar panels on Barber’s roof and took care of all the paperwork—for no cash upfront. Sungevity is one of a growing group of solar middlemen that want to make going green easier for homeowners by dealing with red tape, negotiating with local power companies, and financing solar installations.

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