A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that homes in California with rooftop solar installations sell for higher prices than comparable homes without solar. The authors find that the value of homes increases by $5,900 for every kW of solar installed, though this premium decreases by 9% per year of system age.
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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) recently released Utility Scale Solar 2012, which examines trends in installations costs, operations and maintenance costs, capacity factors and power purchase agreement prices for all utility-scale solar technologies.
LBNL's Tracking the Sun VI is their annual summary of photovoltaic pricing, including installed pricing data from 1998-2012 with an early look at preliminary 2013 data.
The installed capacity of global and U.S. photovoltaic (PV) systems has soared in recent years, driven by declining PV prices and government incentives. The U.S.