With California’s solar boom, green homes win when it comes to real estate. Solar panel installation saves you bundles on your energy bill and increases the resale value of your San Marcos home. Buyers consider solar to be an asset and are willing to pay a premium. And homes sell faster if they have the added value of energy efficiency. More and more realtors are getting on board and featuring energy efficiency aspects of a home as a desirable commodity in home buying.
With the California mandate that all new homes and buildings be outfitted with rooftop solar, it isn’t hard to imagine that solar is the wave of the future and will be in demand in older homes as the grid phases out carbon-based fuels.
Although there is a cost to installing solar, the cost of the installation according to the Department of Energy estimates will be offset by the substantial savings in energy bills over the life of a 30-year mortgage. And if you take into consideration the other cost reductions, solar installation is an attractive financial investment for your home and will provide a return on your investment.
Rebates and Incentives
- Hedge Against Rising Energy Costs
- Further Savings When The Loan Is Paid Off
- Increase In The Value Of Your Home
If you are leasing a solar system, you still save money on energy costs, but you don’t benefit from incentives and rebates. And leased systems are not considered in the value of your home. It is best to buy, and you can access low-cost solar loans to pay for your system.
There are ways to expand the value of your solar system. As technology is advancing, electricity will be more in demand with smart homes being the wave of the future. Adding to your system is a proactive, forward-thinking way to increase the value of your home and its attractiveness to buyers with innovations and uses for solar power. After all, people tend to like getting a little more for their money.
The addition of a backup battery to your solar system will enable you to store extra power for use when you need it and add more value to your system.
- Use stored power at night or times when your panels are not producing enough
- Be prepared for emergencies when the grid goes down
- Become more energy independent
Overbuilding your solar capacity as new technologies arise that increase the need for electricity is a proactive move that will add value to your home now and in the near future. Enhance the potential of your solar system for things like an electric powered car. Adding extra panels will leave room to:
- Expand and accommodate ECC charging stations
- Heat your water or pool
- Add RV solar chargers
- Add Solar Awnings to high sunlight windows
Take hold of the future and prepare for innovative technologies that are on the horizon with solar panels in San Marcos. It is cheaper to install panels in the beginning than add them later. It is even better if you are able to entrust a local solar contractor who is familiar with the area.
Semper Solaris is on the frontlines of renewable energy technology and innovation. We use only the very best equipment available, and our technicians have years of experience in the installation of all types of solar systems, and that list is growing. We can provide you with expertise in choosing your solar system, its design, and aesthetics with the many options for Solar installations in San Marcos.