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Many homeowners get so focused on the electrical savings of a solar electric system that they sometimes tend to miss the positive effect it has on their home value.  According to the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, a $1 reduction in annual electricity bills translates into a $20 increase in home value.  This means that saving $1000 per year in energy costs could mean a $20,000 increase in home value.

The increase in home value comes from both the perception of increased resale value and the actual energy savings produced by the solar array.  There isn’t any other home improvement that generates this type of return on investment.  And … assuming the homeowner is purchasing the system (instead of making a mistake of leasing), the homeowner is also eligible to receive a 30% Federal Tax Credit.  So in reality, those are 70 cent dollars being invested for the $20 increase in home value!  Can you say WIN-WIN?

To top it off, when the day comes to move, there are more positives!  The US Department of Energy indicates that homes with solar sell twice as fast as homes without.  That will save the homeowner some serious time and money!



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  1. Jessie May 2, 2014 at 5:27 am #

    Using SOlar into your home can make you save more electricity every year.. and in todays time it is very important to use solar as alternative source of energy it is because we have to cut off the release of C02 in the atmospher before its too late..

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