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Price Premiums for Solar Home Sales

A Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) -led multi-institutional research team, with Sandia (Geoffrey Klise, in Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept., contributing the Sandia-developed PV Value whole-system appraisal tool, among other things), universities, and appraisers found that home buyers have consistently been willing to pay more for homes with solar PV energy systems—averaging ~$4/watt of PV [...]

By |February 25th, 2015|Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar, Systems Analysis|Comments Off on Price Premiums for Solar Home Sales

Sandia Tool Determines Value of Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

Consistent appraisals of homes and businesses outfitted with photovoltaic (PV) installations are a real challenge for the nation’s real estate industry, but a new tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Solar Power Electric™ and licensed by Sandia addresses that issue. Sandia scientists, in partnership with Jamie Johnson of Solar Power Electric™, have [...]

By |February 6th, 2012|Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Sandia Tool Determines Value of Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

PV Value®

The PV Value® tool is now being developed and maintained by Energy Sense Finance, LLC, with funding provided by the DOE SunShot Small Business Innovative Research program. The tool is still free, though improved with a design to support multiple web browsers and mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones. The spreadsheet version of PV Value® [...]

By |January 24th, 2012|Comments Off on PV Value®