Rooftop solar systems can boost resale price of homes, studies say

01/16/2014 | SolarIndustryMag.com

Rooftop solar energy systems could raise the resale value of residential properties, according to separate studies from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Colorado Energy Office. The Berkeley Lab study found that larger systems lead to higher value, as each additional one kilowatt increase raises premiums by $5,911. Meanwhile, the study from the Colorado Energy Office assessed 30 single-family houses and discovered that solar energy systems added between $1,400 to $2,600 per kilowatt to the market value of 22 out of 30 homes, according to this article.

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