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Sungage Financial Increases Loan Cap to Finance Large Solar, Storage Projects

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Sungage Financial
Sungage Financial

$200,000 Highest Standard Loan Product in Industry

Large solar system Skyta Solar and Roofing

Installations of larger solar systems, like this 15kW project installed by Skyta Solar and Roofing are becoming more common as family household sizes increase with the trend towards multigenerational living.
Installations of larger solar systems, like this 15kW project installed by Skyta Solar and Roofing are becoming more common as family household sizes increase with the trend towards multigenerational living.

Multigenerational family

The trend towards multigenerational living drives demand for larger sized solar systems with significant energy storage capacity.
The trend towards multigenerational living drives demand for larger sized solar systems with significant energy storage capacity.

BOSTON and OAKLAND, Calif. and HONOLULU, July 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To help installers meet the growing demand for more complex solar and storage systems, Sungage Financial can now provide residential solar financing for up to $200,000 per project – the highest standard industry loan cap. The need derives from increasing demand for large solar systems with significant energy storage capacity often found in multigenerational households. These extended family households are not only using more energy, but they are also pursuing solar energy and storage autonomy.

The number of people living in multigenerational housing has quadrupled in the past 30 years, reaching nearly 60 million, or 18% of the U.S. population, according to PEW research.1 Sungage Financial, a residential solar finance company operating in 45 states, first noticed this emerging trend and need for higher solar financing options in Hawaii. In fact, Hawaii ranks #1 in the United States for the most multigenerational families sharing a roof, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, with more than 250,000 people living in multigenerational households.

Financial savings, caregiving for both elderly and children, sharing of chores and rising property prices are among the key reasons cited for choosing multigenerational living, which most adults find very rewarding. In Hawaii, this idea goes even deeper with historic roots dating back to the concept of ohanas – families helping raise each other’s keiki (children) to give them a more complete cultural background.

“Ohana is a very important part of our culture,“ Kim Keahiolalo of Sungage Financial’s Hawaii office explained. “It’s about fostering love and lasting relationships with our extended families in addition to the economic and social benefits. Having all these people and so many kids in the household means that they are all going to cook, do laundry, and go about life’s business, which uses a lot of energy.”

“Financing to meet the energy needs of our extended family homes makes their switch to solar more easily attainable, helping families offset Hawaii’s high utility bills with manageable fixed solar loan payments that are not subject to ever-increasing rates,” Tyler Erickson of Skyta Solar and Roofing, one of Hawaii’s premier solar companies and a long-time Sungage Financial partner, said.

About Sungage Financial
Sungage Financial is shaping the residential solar industry by offering reliable and flexible financing solutions at the lowest rates available. Sungage enables solar installers to build strong and resilient businesses while helping families save money and live more sustainably. Headquartered in Boston, MA with offices in Oakland, CA and Honolulu, HI, Sungage currently operates in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia. For more information, please visit www.sungagefinancial.com.

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1 https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2022/03/24/financial-issues-top-the-list-of-reasons-u-s-adults-live-in-multigenerational-homes/

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https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/dd83685d-118b-48ce-9637-337ba2f1c407

CONTACT: For Information, Contact: Maria Writesel - (617) 962-6856 maria.writesel@sungagefinancial.com