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Appraisers often in the dark about solar panels

Rick Way - September 10th, 2010

Al Heavens of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes about appraising homes with pv solar systems.

This steamy summer's electric bills might well have steered some of your dinner-table conversations to ideas for making the sun work for you, rather than the reverse.

..."Lichtenfeld reports that state appraisal guidelines say the value of a property increases $20,000 for each $1,000 of annual electric savings, which in his case is about $67,000."


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