Solar Power Adds A Premium To A Home’s Resale Value by Nora Caley from Solar Industry Magazine

Solar Power Adds A Premium To A Home’s Resale Value by Nora Caley from Solar Industry Magazine image

Residential real estate professionals know that amenities such as a renovated kitchen or a new bathroom can increase the resale value of a home. New research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory indicates that a rooftop photovoltaic system can also increase the house’s price, and researchers were able to quantify how much of a premium solar can command. In December of last year, the Berkeley Lab released a report noting that although the installation of photovoltaic projects is increasing, appraisers…

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PNM RECs – Fading Fast

PNM RECs – Fading Fast image

There are many benefits associated with generating electricity from rooftop solar. There is the warm and fuzzy feeling associated with the knowledge that electricity is being generated by renewable sunlight and not fossil fuel. There is also the benefit of financial savings, knowing that once the system is paid for completely, that no longer will you have an electric bill to pay. And there is freedom associated with never being victim to uncontrollable rising rates of the monopoly-esque utility companies.

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Affordable Solar Smart House

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Changes are coming to the grid, slowly, but surely. Here in the United States, some utilities perceive increasing threats to revenue as well as technical and operational challenges as more homeowners install solar and other sources of renewable energy as their primary source of electricity. Since an electric grid works best when there is a balance of supply and demand, grid operators have to figure out how to make up for any shortfall or surge of renewable energy that could…

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