15 May '11, 3pm

PREMIUM PRICES PAID FOR EXISTING SOLAR HOMES.

PREMIUM PRICES PAID FOR EXISTING SOLAR HOMES. by Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy News Few Americans keep their homes long enough to pay off their traditional 30-year mortgage. Usually there’s a reason to move on: the kids leave home, a new career awaits elsewhere, or often people just want to move up to a better home. Often, too, the move to a new home is unplanned and unexpected: a corporate relocation, a marriage or divorce, the care of a loved one or a death in the family, or, as in the case of the current recession, a sudden loss of job or a failed business. The average length of homeownership in the U.S. ranges from 7 to 12 years, depending on the source. Solar photovoltaic panels have a life span (to be conservative) of 20 - 25 years. The manufacturer’s warranty is a good guideline as to the expected longevity of a solar system. Though panels could last longer than the ...

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2011/20110037.html

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