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Does Solar Panels Increase House Value?

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Many people ask: Does solar panel increase house value? This article will discuss the cost, return on investment, and newer PV systems. There are also advantages and disadvantages to both old and newer systems. We will also look at some real life examples from New York City, Orlando, and San Francisco. If you are considering solar panel installation for your home, here are some important factors to consider. Read on to find out more.


While the cost of a solar installation will increase the resale value of a home, the investment isn’t necessarily worth it for all homes. While the rebate will eventually disappear, a solar installation can add up to 26 percent to the value of a house. And, if you’re planning to sell your house soon, solar installation will likely be a good investment. But how much should you invest?

Return on investment

To calculate the ROI of solar panels for your home, login to your electric utility account and calculate the average of the last several months’ electricity bills. Make sure to go back six months or more to account for seasonal fluctuations in cost. Assuming that you will use 100 percent of the panels’ output, your monthly payments will be approximately $125 per month. If you want to save even more, consider installing a solar energy system alongside your home’s electricity supply to generate up to 500 kWh per month.

Newer PV systems

Installing a new solar PV system on your home can add a significant amount of value to the property. If you have a high-quality system, you will save more money in the long run than you paid for the initial investment. After 15 years, you will have earned back half the initial net cost of the system. In addition, you can count on the system to continue producing electricity for years to come. If you want to maximize your investment, consider purchasing a new system for your house.

New York, San Francisco and Orlando

The cost of installing solar panels on a house varies greatly from one metropolitan area to another. But, in New York, San Francisco, and Orlando, the average cost of a solar-powered home was 4.1% higher than one without. The study found that homeowners in these cities saw an average increase of 5.4% in home value versus homes without solar energy. This increase in value was even greater in other metropolitan areas, including Riverside, California.

Return on investment as you scale up

The return on investment (ROI) of your solar panels will be based on the energy savings generated. The amount of savings you get depends on the size of your solar system and the amount of energy your home consumes. In order to calculate the ROI, you will need to get three quotes from solar contractors. Then, take the average of each quote and divide it by the number of years your solar panels will save you money.


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