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Solar Homes

 Solar is a growing part of the real estate and energy sectors. Learn more about how to add solar, how to compare solar systems more accurately and how to get a potential value rating and information about your existing solar system when it comes time to sell your property.  

According to Dept. of Energy: Solar Homes Add Resale Value & Increase The Speed Of The Sale

A Department of Energy study finds that solar often adds $15,000 to home value. 

A recent article by the Department of Energy references two recent studies, including this report
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), showed that homeowners across the country have been willing to pay a premium for a solar home that reflects the value of the solar system, which was about $15,000 for a home with an average-sized, resident-owned solar array. Although market factors like electricity rate and system price may impact the size of the premium, solar homes can be expected to sell for more than homes without PV.   Solar systems not only increase the value of a home, they also increase the speed with which a home is sold. Evidence indicates that homes with PV spend less time on the market than those without. In 2008, California homes with energy-efficient features and PV sold faster than homes that consumed more energy. In Denver, homes with solar were also sold more quickly
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Source Department of Energy 


Solar panel’s wattage, capacity and power output:
What does it all mean and why does it matter?

Figuring out your best options for solar provides many opportunities to explore your system's true potential. Energysage.com provides you with great information to start the converstion with your solar installer. 

"For example, if two solar panels both have 15 percent efficiency ratings, but one has a power output rating of 250 watts and the other is rated at 300 watts, it means that the 300-watt panel is about 20 percent physically larger than the 250-watt panel. That’s why EnergySage and other industry experts view panel efficiency as being a more indicative criterion of solar panel performance strength than solar capacity alone."

Read the full article to learn more


Get Your Solar System Rated.

When it comes time to sell your home, a solar rating will help market your property and educate both future buyers and lenders. 

What you get:
  1. Rating of your Solar System
  2. Customized rating label and other materials to provide to buyers and lenders.
  3. Verification special logo next to your listing on our site. 

How It Works:

When you add your listing or edit it, add the "Solar Marketing Package" in the Optional Paid Services. Savenia will get in touch with you directly to process your rating. They will require some basic documentation on the solar system that the home owner should have. 

We will provide a verification logo next to your listing on the site upon completion. 
 
How Much It Costs:
 
The cost is $250 after applying the $25 discount available by using our site. The report is valid for 6 months and Savenia provides a money back guarantee if the system rating is low, thereby removing any risk to you or your client.

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*Savenia Labs is a partner of Viva Green Homes