For individuals who are seriously considering the move to greener energy sources, particularly solar energy, cost is often a four letter word. That is because the price to actually finance the move to go solar can be rather restrictive, discouraging many people from even entertaining the idea at all. Banks and other institutional lenders do not generally offer financing options for solar projects. Solar companies that do will often need to charge up to 5 times the cost of a reasonably priced quote to protect themselves from project abandonment. This industry gap is not helping the cause and needs to be solved quickly if solar (and other green) power is going to help in curbing global CO2 emissions in time to prevent runaway climate change.