29 Jun '17, 4pm

Helping the planet whilst house-hunting! Aussies already do it!

There have been several studies conducted by the Berkeley Lab on how solar panels increase home values . The most recent study , Selling into the Sun conducted by the Berkeley Lab, evaluated a data set of 3,951 homes spanning 12 years and 8 states. The conclusion was that solar homes carry a premium to non-solar homes and the premium is approximately equal to the net cost (after incentives) of the system. In a related study, Capturing the Sun , the Berkeley lab evaluated options to have solar data auto populate into real estate listings and create standards for valuing solar. The study noted several challenges (primarily around data) that can be overcome in time. How Australia Real Estate Market Views Solar As stakeholders in the U.S. work towards a scalable solution, we thought it would valuable to look to Australia, which has a much more established solar market for best...

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