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Do solar panels add value to a home?

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home with solar panels, or adding them to your existing home, it’s important to consider a few key factors. One of the most important is whether your neighborhood or area has a history of home sales with solar panels. If there are few comparable homes with solar panels in your area, it may be difficult for an appraiser to accurately assess the value they add to your home.

Another factor to consider is whether the solar panels are leased or owned. If the panels are leased, it’s unlikely that they will add value to your home, as the ownership and maintenance of the panels will not transfer to the new owner.

Finally, the age and condition of the solar panels can also impact their value. Aging systems that produce less energy or are nearing the end of their effectiveness may not add much value to your home. It’s important to carefully assess the quality and age of the panels before making a decision to purchase or install them.

By taking these three factors into consideration, you can make a more informed decision about whether solar panels are a good investment for your home, and potentially increase the overall value of your property in the process.



Jesse Rene Garza