Life is a balancing act. The (Sunrun) lease was the right choice for us. We don't have to worry about it. Sunrun monitors it for us.
We went solar because we are on a fixed income and the price of electricity kept going up about 8-9% every single year.
I was never able to turn on my air conditioning before going solar because the bills were too expensive with AC. Now that I have solar, my air is on all the time. It's fantastic!