I have a trick question for you. How much value do Solar panels add to a home. I guess the first question is, "are the panels owned or leased?" Lets look at them both ways. It may also depend ho wold they are and where in the USA you are located.
OWNED PANELS: Owning the panels makes more economic sense in the long run. Most often panels tied right into the grid without batteries for storage. There is a greater cost up front, however a greater long term return and or savings.
LEASED PANELS: Leased panels are most common as they require much less of an up front cost. The lease price often increases though balancing out the great savings you see up front. When you sell the home, the panels stay with the lease transferring to the new owner.
THE QUESTION IS THEN HOW MUCH DOES EACH ADD TO THE VALUE OF A HOME? The answer differs depending on you ask. Leased panels can lower the value of a home if the cost of the lease panels are more than the electric savings you are seeing.
In the end, a home owner and or buyer should ask lots of questions. Get it in wroting and look at both to see what is right for you.
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