Solar Lending

Solar Lending

Residential Solar Financing

For a cleaner tomorrow

Harness the Power of the Sun

Install solar and claim the 26% Federal Tax Credit!

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The immediate reduction in monthly electricity spending can be enough to cover all, or most, of the solar loan payment.

greenpenny Features

Swap your monthly utility bill for a monthly solar payment. Talk to your solar installer or utility provider to ensure an accurate comparison.

  • Multiple loan and term options
  • Finance up to 100% of your new solar electric system with no money down
  • Fixed interest rates – so you’re protected from an increase in payment costs
  • No prepayment penalty
  • No hassle, automatic payments
  • Apply online in minutes!

Our Process


Completed online or over the phone, set aside 10-15 minutes

Review and Decision

Greenpenny contacts applicants within 24 business hours

Document Submission

Including applicant identity and income verification; submit within 120 days

Loan Closing

Close on one or both loans in minutes

Funds Delivered

Borrower receives funds within 1-3 business days following closing

1st Payment Due

Up to 45 days following loan closing; timing is determined by borrower

For Residential Solar Installation Contractors, click here to download our Residential Solar Financing PDF.

Solar Financing Options (choose 1 or both)

Solar Tax Credit Option

Up to 15-month single-payment loan
This covers your eligible project cost up to 26% solar tax credit.
For details, see Section 48D federal income tax credit for residential solar electric systems or consult your tax advisor.

Residential Solar Loan Option

Up to 20-year fixed term loan
This finances the remaining 74% of your solar project cost.

To find out more about Solar Financing Options, Contact Us or give us a call at 888-GPENNY0 (888-473-6690).

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Term & Rate Structure Loan Term Lowest Possible Rate
Solar Tax Credit Option Up to 15 months 4.75% APR*
Residential Solar Term Loan Up to 12 years 4.75% APR*
Residential Solar Term Loan <12-15 years 4.95% APR*
Residential Solar Term Loan <15-20 years 5.25% APR*

Rates as of January 3, 2022. All loan programs, rates, terms and conditions are subject to change at any time.

For Example

A $20,000 solar project with 100% financing works like this:

  • Using the Solar Tax Credit Loan Option – 26% of the project, or $5,200 could be borrowed at 4.75% APR* for 15 months for a single payment of $5,517.45.
  • Using the Residential Solar Loan Option – the remaining 74% of the project could be financed using a 20-year loan – $14,800 at 5.25% APR* with 240 payments of $99.73 per month.

*Financing must be used for qualifying clean energy projects related to solar system installations. APR = Annual Percentage Rate. Rates shown are the lowest possible rates for qualified buyers and are contingent on auto-pay from a qualifying deposit account. If no auto-pay, lowest APR is 5.25%. Rates may change dependent on credit qualifications and underwriting factors. Subject to credit approval and program qualifications. Standard offering includes a $150 loan origination fee. Our solar lending program is only available in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

Lending Tips

  • Get pre-approved with greenpenny so you know how much to borrow. It’s that easy.
  • Set aside 10-15 minutes to complete your online loan application.
  • You will need to provide the following for each applicant: date of birth, a U.S. social security number, valid form of photo ID such as driver’s license, passport, military, or state ID.

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