EL DORADO HILLS, — Premier Power Renewable Energy Inc. is offering some homeowners the chance to pay fixed electricity rates for the next 20 years through a solar installation program.

The company partnered with Sun Run Generation LLC to start a program allowing homeowners in Yolo, Placer and El Dorado counties the option of power their electricity with a solar energy system.

The installations will cost less than conventional power without the responsibility of monitoring and maintaining it. Homeowners only pay for the energy they use but must pay a low upfront cost.

"We've already have two residential customers participating in the new program.", said Carl Marino, Premier Power residential sales manager. "This new program make sense for residential customers -- it gives them the opportunity to get solar at a lower upfront cost."

First, interested homeowners must be assessed to determine whether they are good candidates for the program based on electricity bill and location feasibility. The design, construction, testing and grid connection process takes between one and three months.

Premier Power will maintain the PV system which, over a 20-year lifetime, can face issues related to brid refuse, tree leaves, vegetation and inverter problems.

If a homeowner decides to move, they can reassign the contract to the new homeowner, pre-pay the agreement and wrap the value of free future power into the purchase of the home or pay the company to move the system.