This is not to say that there are no benefits for an AEA. Prices are generally lower than your current electricity bill. Installation costs are low (or non-existent). There are also no maintenance costs, as the owner of the equipment is responsible for the maintenance. Since the cost of producing solar energy is set, you may be able to pay for electricity in advance for several years and save money. It has been more than a decade since the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and the federal Solar Credit Act were passed. Since then, public and private companies across California have been using solar energy as part of their sustainability and energy cost management strategies. For those who have structured their projects under a Power Purchase Agreement (AAE), many now have the right to purchase their PPP provider and acquire ownership of their system. The question is, how can you determine if it`s useful for you or not? A class action filed in San Francisco federal court in December also accused Vivint of targeting low-income individuals. Two plaintiffs included in a government program that already provides reduced electricity rates to modest customers were persuaded to sign De Vivint power purchase contracts, according to the complaint. The letter said that when a complainant, who was having problems with Vivint`s billing, tried to have the plates removed, the company asked for about $40,000.
The other applicant claimed that Vivint had convinced his terminally ill father, who had already received subsidized prices, to sign a 20-year power purchase contract. According to the complaint, he died a year later, and when his daughter tried to terminate the contract, Vivint said it would cost $21,000. All solar companies have problems. The real problem is that most people don`t know how to find their electricity bill, and most salespeople are young and don`t properly explain finances. Because if they did, the owners would realize that solar panels are the business of a century. Especially since the price of electricity from utilities is rising considerably. You`ll be reading articles like this in 10 years and you`ll realize that you made a mistake not to buy these solar panels and Vivint and all the other solar companies had your best interests in mind. However, if you can`t afford a solar installation, it doesn`t necessarily mean you`re missing the environmental benefits of solar power or you`re saving your electricity bill.