22 Apr '11, 1am

Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values

Jack Smith/The New York Times When Bill and Suzann Leininger put solar panels on their Escondido, Calif., home a few years ago, they most likely enhanced its resale value, a new study says. All those homeowners who have been installing residential solar panels over the last decade may find it was a more practical decision than they thought. The electricity generated may have cost more than that coming from the local power company (half of which, nationwide, comes from burning coal), but if they choose to sell their homes, the price premium they will get for the solar system should let them recoup much of their original capital investment. That is the conclusion of three researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who looked at home sales — both homes with photovoltaic systems and homes without — in California over an eight-and-a-half-year period ending in mid...

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Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values

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Jack Smith/The New York Times When Bill and Suzann Leininger put solar panels on their Escondido, Calif., home a few years...

Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values

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