SolarCity says it is now offering a new SolarLease option, which the company says is the first to combine solar services and energy efficiency services. SolarCity will now provide customers who lease or purchase solar systems with a Home TuneUp, a home efficiency evaluation and a package of energy-saving home improvements and repairs.
SolarCity has also developed new evaluation software that customizes a Home TuneUp for each home based on the solar and energy efficiency services that deliver the best return on the homeowner's investment, the company explains. The Home TuneUp can include air and duct sealing, pipe insulation, a programmable thermostat and efficient lighting, and will be included at no additional cost with a solar lease or purchase for a limited time.
SolarCity is also unveiling a wider range of efficiency upgrades, including attic insulation, efficient water heating and efficient air heating/conditioning. The SolarLease with Home TuneUp option is now available in California, and the company will be rolling out the offer to its additional territories within the next eight weeks.