Do solar panels increase the value of my home?

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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 or leased is an important distinction. The studies we refer to below looked at owned ...

Buying solar panels for your home

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There are three different paths to putting solar panels on your roof. You can purchase them outright, you can lease them or you can choose to be a solar utility customer (also known as a power purchasing agreement, or PPA). Each of these three paths has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this article, we'll ...

Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Being in the business of solar energy, we tend to tell you a lot about the positives. You may be wondering, what are the disadvantages? There are a few, but most of these are manageable or completely avoidable with some careful planning. Solar energy is intermittent A question that often arises is: what happens when it's a ...

What is the best way to install solar panels at my home?

Solar panels buy or lease

For most property owners, "going solar" is a complex decision. From the brand of the solar panels to the track record of installers, from the structural impact on the roof to aesthetic considerations, there are many factors that shape the final decision. However, one factor is more likely to trump all the others: economic return. ...