Frequently Asked Questions

When you're thinking about installing a solar energy system for your home or business, a number of questions may arise as you start your research. We created this set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) so you are more informed and feel better prepared when talking to our experts about solar energy. With the right information, you can make the best decisions for your home or business, your energy needs, and your wallet.

References Cited

1. Wholesale Solar website (2019). Do Solar Panels Increase the Value of My Home?

2. The Appraisal Journal (2016). An Analysis of Solar Home Paired Sales across Six States.
Retrieved from https://emp.lbl.gov/publications/appraising-sun-six-state-solar-home

3. Berkeley Lab, Electricity Markets & Policy Group (2015). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted webinar on November 12, 2015 entitled "Appraising into the Sun: Six-State Solar Home Paired-Sales Analysis."
Retrieved from https://emp.lbl.gov/publications/appraising-sun-six-state-solar-home

4. US Department of Energy website (2019). Benefits of Residential Solar Electricity.
Retrieved from https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/benefits-residential-solar-electricity

5.US Energy Information Administration website (2019). Average Price of Electricity to Ultimate Customers by End-Use Sector.
Retrieved from https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.php?t=epmt_5_6_a

6. Solar Energy Industries Association website (2019). Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). https://seia.org/initiatives/solar-investment-tax-credit-itc

7. US Department of Energy website (2019). Climate Change.

8. US Department of Energy website (2019). Map: How Climate Change Affects America's Energy Infrastructure in Every Region.

9. US Department of Energy website (2019). Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar.

10. National Renewable Energy (NREL) Report (2019). Energy, Economic, and Environmental Benefits of the Solar America Initiative.