This would be out of character for her. She wanted my feedback. I asked her to send me the contract that she was being asked to sign. I got the contract and looked into it.
Wow a trail of this company owned by this company owned by this company. The SC company was owned by Solar City the largest installer in California. Solar City was in trouble from lawsuits from people with panels on their roofs. Tesla is now aligned with Solar City.
Turns out the origin of this corporation is private. It was incorporated before 9/11 as an intermediary between a land owner with oil and drillers extractors. After 9/11 and the wars the company did amazing business get into oil field all over the world.
This was possible because of the realignments in oil countries. Perhaps you read about a person caught in the off shore banking sting lately that did some horrid things to get the contract signed. This is the parent of solar city. They dealt with military dictators with sex, drugs and cash. They signed contracts.
Of course, oil prices dropped and folks looking to buy oil wells are few and far between. They took their profits and put it into solar. The contract is a lease to cover your roof with panels.
The Home owner gets what they pay per kilowatt for the first year. Then they become wholesalers and what you get drops. The Home Owner ends up paying two bills from the power company and solar city. You buy in 50% the cost of the panels up front. $11,000
for my sister. Then they deduct, after the first year, a maintenance fee. They repair, replace, fix and clean the panels. They do not belong to the home owner.