In the world of professional PV (photovoltaic) solar installation, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) represents the highest standard of professional certification programs. In fact, it is North America's only renewable energy personnel certification program.
While, yes, a resident or business owner in the 805 will likely see the cost of installation increase for most Santa Barbara solar installers, our pricing will be affected to a much lesser degree, cushioned by an existing relationship with a US-based company.
A Grid-Tied residential or commercial solar system connects directly to your utility power grid through the net energy metering (NEM) program. Your NEM agreement provides the basis for you to generate your own power at home.
Leasing contracts typically come in 15-20 year increments. If you decide within that period to sell your home and/or move to another, keep in mind that whoever is buying your home will have to take on the terms of the lease or you'll have to buy off the lease yourself.