23 Feb '15, 12pm

via @pvmagazine: Solar panels add premium to home value, study finds

Solar panels add premium to home value, study finds 23. February 2015 | Global PV markets , Industry & Suppliers , Markets & Trends | By: Edgar Meza The Berkely Lab report found that PV systems have increased the value of homes significantly in eight U.S. states over a 15-year period. More than half a million U.S. homes had PV as of 2014, and the number is growing rapidly, according to Berkeley Lab. Sunrun Residential solar installations could make U.S. homes more attractive, and their sale more lucrative. According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkley Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), home buyers have been consistently willing to pay more for homes with host-owned solar systems, averaging about $4 per watt of PV installed, across various states, housing and PV markets and home types. The report, Selling into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Mul...

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