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Re: I've gone and done it ... solar install
I had a 5.3kw system installed last year. I paid around $14,200 when all was said and done.
I just had an appraisal done for a refi. He added 10k to the home's value for the solar panels. It's not very clear how much value solar panels add, most people who've put them in aren't selling. The appraiser found someone's old listing from a couple years ago as a comp, but judging from the listing's copy, it's pretty clear it was a leased system.
The system is putting out around 30kwh per day during the peak summer months. Here, power is so expensive (32c at the top tier) that the break-even point is probably around 5 years for me. They can save up to $288 per month (aug-sept have been pretty brutal, and I've come close to that max these past two months).
I plan to stay in this home for the long haul, pretty excited about the results for the last year. Not getting sucker-punched by those bastards at Edison during this summer's extended heat waves is priceless.
Yeah... watch that. They increased my assessment by the max 2% this year, despite the fact that all homes in my neighborhood lost value.
My property value is expected to rise by $15,500 and the city can't tax me on that increase produced solely by the panels.
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