21 Apr '11, 5pm

Is Solar Worth It? New Study Says Yes, With Incentives: Home buyers will pay for solar, a new study from Lawre...

Is Solar Worth It? New Study Says Yes, With Incentives: Home buyers will pay for solar, a new study from Lawre...

Home buyers will pay for solar, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley Lab says, but the incentives are important to make it economical. Examining home sales from 2001 to 2009 in California, researchers at the lab found that home buyers will pay approximately a $5.50 a watt premium for homes with a solar system. That corresponds to around $17,000 for a 3.1 kilowatt solar system, the report stated. (Feast on the full report and the Hedonic Model Reports here .) The net costs of these systems, after federal and state incentives, came to around $5 a watt. Homeowners, of course, also enjoyed the benefit of power from their panels. Solar, thus, provides a net benefit to homeowners as long as the incentives are factored in. The price for solar continues to plummet too. Attorney and reader Jason Jungreis just wrote in to say he got solar put on his roof for $3.80 a watt, including fe...

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