A bill now working its way through the NC House would let residents and businesses lease solar panels on their rooftops rather than owning them outright, a financing arrangement popular in other states. In this file photo, Solar Solutions of Cary installs a solar panel to rooftop racks on the Freedom House Recovery Center in Chapel Hill.
A bill now working its way through the NC House would let residents and businesses lease solar panels on their rooftops rather than owning them outright, a financing arrangement popular in other states. In this file photo, Solar Solutions of Cary installs a solar panel to rooftop racks on the Freedom House Recovery Center in Chapel Hill. HARRY LYNCH hlynch@newsobserver.com
A bill now working its way through the NC House would let residents and businesses lease solar panels on their rooftops rather than owning them outright, a financing arrangement popular in other states. In this file photo, Solar Solutions of Cary installs a solar panel to rooftop racks on the Freedom House Recovery Center in Chapel Hill. HARRY LYNCH hlynch@newsobserver.com

More NC homeowners could have rooftop solar panels with leasing deals

June 06, 2017 5:28 PM