The demand for rooftop solar panels for residential and commercial buildings is growing every year. Although solar energy provides a meager 0.5% of the electric power in the U.S., we can imagine a future when every single solar-ready roof will be
There are a number of federal programs designed to encourage the adoption of solar energy in the United States. One of the primary incentives is a federal solar tax credit also called a solar rebate or incentive.
Federal Solar Tax Credits
Grid parity, also called socket parity, is a measurement that compares the cost of solar electricity with the cost of residential retail electricity. When grid parity is reached, it becomes more economical for you to install solar panels on your
With rising electricity costs, more and more homeowners are looking to solar energy as a way to reduce their energy bills, while helping the environment. In a number of states, the cost of electricity from solar panels is already the
With more and more homeowners choosing to install solar panels (more than 600,000 homes in the U.S. now), both homeowners and appraisers/realtors need to better understand how solar panels affect the value of a home.
Whether the PV system is owned