Residential solar installer Sungevity said today it raised $15 million which will allow it to offer its services across the country.
The Oakland, Calif.-based start-up specializes in offering a quote to homeowners for solar photovoltaic systems within 24 hours. Rather than send out a technician, Sungevity employees use satellite imagery to view rooftops, design a system, and generate a quote.
The company also offers a solar leasing program in which people pay a monthly fee, rather than pay the cost of solar panels up front. It's a model developed only a few years ago but which has led … Read more