Find out your home’s Sun Number today! http://www.sunnumber.com/
Homeowners view solar capabilities as important of a factor in the decision-making process as the lot size and year the home was built. Solar energy has proven to save families money on their electricity bills, and reduce the strain on the electrical grid for big cities.
If a potential buyer were to see your home listed with a high Sun Number score and already have the solar panels installed, it’s fair to say that you could expect to get your asking price for the home. Most homes with solar panels sell for 20% than comparable homes without!
A majority of homes in South Carolina have a HIGH Sun Number score of 71-77. That should give you cause to seriously consider installing solar panels!
The US Department of Energy has done a fantastic job of outlining a quality home energy assessment/audit and that's exactly what we do in advance of installing your solar panels. Even the very best solar system will be inefficient if you have not dealt with areas that bring in cold air and summer heat. Old appliances, old windows, random to no insulation--all of your home's "weak spots" need to be addressed in advance, if you want maximum ROI.
There are several companies that will encourage you to rent solar panels and then place a lien against your property until you have paid them in full. That is NOT how we do business. Homeowners that have rented panels have found it nearly impossible to sell their home; nobody wants to take on their debt! It's an absolute real estate agent's nightmare; they are unable to move the home at any price. So, when considering the installation of solar panels, purchasing is always the better route. The installation then becomes an asset, you are able to feature your home as being "green" and having lower electric bills to potential buyers, and you will sell faster with a 20% increase in your sales price than comparable homes without solar.
"Even as the real estate market was in a slump, solar homes held their value."
"Solar should be an industry standard for new builds." Quotes from: