LEARN HOW SOLAR INCREASES HOME VALUE
A proven investment.
HOW SOLAR INCREASES HOME VALUE
Solar is one of the best investments you can make to increase the value of your home, as it produces power and income until you sell! Solar may be the only home improvement project that improves the resale value of your home and pays for itself along the way.
Also, the property value increase you get from solar does not increase your property taxes.
Numerous studies show that your solar PV system pays for itself in added value to your home—as soon it’s installed.
- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (January 2015): Appraisers found that home buyers are willing to pay more for homes with host-owned solar PV energy systems. Home value increase was about $4 per watt of solar PV installed.
- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (2013): In the California market, every kW of solar equaled over $5,900 in added property value.
- Institute for Market Transformation (September 2015): A house with solar sold for between $17,000 and $36,500 higher than a house without.
- ICF Consulting (1998): energy-saving measures such as solar can add up to $20 of home value for every $1 of annual energy cost savings.
This research makes it clear that solar is a premium real-property investment in your home. And the bonuses are significant: it offsets energy bills/produces income through incentives, and reduces your carbon footprint.
Every Artisan proposal illustrates how each of the proposed systems increases your property value, quantifying value with depreciation over time. We calculate these values over the industry median solar module warranty period of 25 years.
A smarter energy solution is closer than you think. Take the first step today.