Solar Bonds are corporate notes issued by SolarCity — with earnings that are powered by the sun. By investing in Solar Bonds, you’re helping SolarCity harness clean, abundant solar power.
Previously, solar investing was reserved almost entirely for large institutions. But now any investor who meets some basic qualifications can participate. It’s our way of getting back to a more personal, one-on-one way of investing.
Getting started is easy. Simply open an account, deposit money, and purchase your Solar Bonds online from SolarCity, with no investment fees. Or, if you would like, you can invest in Solar Bonds through your existing brokerage account or IRA account**. You can invest as little as $1,000 and earn attractive returns on your money.
* To invest in Solar Bonds, you must be a U.S citizen or U.S. national, at least 18 years old, not a resident of the state of Florida unless purchasing through a broker-dealer, and meet other requirements as applicable. **If you invest through an existing brokerage account or IRA account, your financial institution may charge you additional fees.
Solar energy in the U.S. is growing at an unprecedented rate, and SolarCity is leading the way. We revolutionized the industry and became America’s #1 full-service solar provider. We have installed solar in 27 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, and we’re currently providing approximately one third of new residential solar power systems in the U.S.
SolarCity was founded in California in 2006 by two brothers — Lyndon and Peter Rive — and our Chairman is Elon Musk. At the heart of our company is a simple but powerful idea: that if you want people to adopt solar power, you need to save them money, not cost them money. Now, with Solar Bonds, we’re helping people earn money as well.
Our growth is being fueled by our financing partners – including Google, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, U.S. Bank, and others – who have helped us finance over $9 Billion worth of solar projects. Now you can join some of America’s leading companies to help finance solar power systems with us.
The residential solar energy market in the U.S. installed 2,051 megawatts direct current (MWdc) in Q2 2016, up 43% over Q2 2015*. People want a better way to power their homes and their lives. Your Solar Bond investment can help us meet that demand.
There’s more to Solar Bonds than just earning attractive returns on your investments. This is your chance to help the environment and create U.S. solar jobs at the same time. See the impact your investment can make.
* GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2016.