One of the reasons many people prefer Smart Solar Financing over leasing is that it is simply a better deal. With a lease, several companies and their investors all need to earn a profit. When YOU own the system, there is only ONE investor – you. With solar ownership, all of the financial return goes to you, so that even if a solar project in OH doesn’t have enough of a return to please the tax equity investors, venture capitalists and others that seek to make money through solar leases, it DOES make financial sense when YOU are the investor. As the owner of the system, you can take the Federal Tax Credit, sell your SRECs, and benefit from stable energy prices over time, as utility rates rise.