Do solar panels increase the value of my home?

sunmetrix solar panel rooftop

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 ...

Solar panels in winter: Is snow a problem?

Solar Panels Snow

It's that time of the year. The days are getting shorter and colder, and depending on where you live, you may have seen a snowflake or two. So what does winter mean for your solar panels or for your decision about whether it makes sense to even consider panels at this time of the year? Many ...

Top Hotspots for Solar Energy

sunmetrix solar world map

People love lists, so we thought we'd make a few of our own, all about solar energy! But there are so many different ways to consider the data. Are we talking about general interest in solar energy or actual solar panel installations? Are we talking about trends on a worldwide scale or on a regional ...