Solar panels increase re-sale value

A study of house sales in the US shows a clear increase in value when a house has solar electricity panels.


The study is reported in Reneweconomy this week.


The article says:

“Installing rooftop solar panels boosts a home’s resiliency and green credentials while cutting utility bills, but does it also increase a home’s resale value?

The answer according to Exploring California PV Home Premiumsa new Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) study, is a resounding yes – at least in California.

Data analyzed from 2000-2009 highlights a clear trend of solar homes selling for a higher premium than non-solar homes statewide, meaning going green also creates economic opportunity and empowers homeowners to make some greenbacks.”

That’s encouraging, isn’t it?
Shine on Sun, we’re getting you . . .


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