Selling Into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of Solar Homes

US DOE, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Sandia National Laboratories

[From a Climate Wire article by Daniel Cusick, sub. req’d] Homes equipped with rooftop solar panels are often worth thousands of dollars more in resale than similar properties without solar, according to new Energy Department research.

The study…found that homes with host-owned solar photovoltaic (PV) systems fetched an average of $4 in additional value for each watt of PV installed.

That converted into a roughly $15,000 premium for a home with an average-sized 3.6-kilowatt PV system, according to the analysis…

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