anybody want to summarise it ?
If you talk to people who have installed solar-PV on their house in a variety of cities, and asked them what their problems are, they are:
A) paperwork and requirements to get a permit for grid-tied installation vary widely from one county to the next. Grid-tie means no battery (or small battery). Your home-PV puts electricity into the grid, and you take what you need from the grid, and only pay what the difference is. Big panels and small use means no electric bill.
B) People who want
a grid-tied system (to help themselves or to help the country) have no way to amortize technical assistance. If something breaks, a solar-PV electrician is expensive.
C) A hailstorm damages 20% of your panels, the monthly home insurance rider for the panels is way too expensive for what it covers.
This companies answer to these problems is:
Allowing customers to buy-into a solar-PV lease. The company finds a town that is located in a region which has enough solar exposure to make the plan work, but the town happens to have very few solar installations. They locate a plots around town that are appropriate for a grid-tied solar-PV "panel farm" and build them. Customers are then offered lease agreements. If you sign up for a year, you pay a set rate as long as your usage stays within your average. The company handles the technical maintenance and repair, local paperwork, and finds the best insurance for the installation.
Article states that this company is growing very fast.