Homes with Solar Sell Faster and for about $15,000 More than Homes without Solar

Posted by: Don Moreland

 

Whether solar increases the value of your property is one of the most frequent questions we get from participants in a Solarize program -- and for good reason.

Payback periods on the investment of solar range from 8-12 years in Georgia. In our increasingly transient society, homeowners are rightfully concerned about whether they will stay in their home long enough to recover their investment.

Luckily for us there are several studies and reports available to shed light on whether solar increases property value. But before diving straight into the reports it is helpful to review what solar is and does for your home.

Solar generates electricity that you would otherwise need to purchase from somewhere else. In fact, solar generates more energy when we need it the most and when electricity from the utility costs the most -- during the hot summer months when air conditioners are blaring in the hot summer sun.

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What is Solarize Dunwoody?

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What is Solarize Dunwoody anyway? 

Solarize Dunwoody is a community-based, competitively bid, solar PV bulk-purchasing program that makes going solar easier and more affordable than going it alone.

Community-based: Solarize Dunwoody is a coalition of local area nonprofits and for profits devoted to bring more solar to Dunwoody and neighboring communities. Coalition members include the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Dunwoody Sustainability Committee, UMC Earth Keepers, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and Solar Crowdsource as well as a few volunteer citizens of the Dunwoody community. We hold several free events throughout the duration of the campaign to educate the public about the benefits of solar and the program.

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Dunwoody City Council Proclaims January 31 as Solarize Dunwoody Day!

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Dunwoody City Council Recognizes Solarize Dunwoody

Declares January 31st, the last sign-up day in the program, as Solarize Dunwoody Day

Dunwoody, GA—At their Jan. 8th Council Meeting the Dunwoody City Council voted unanimously to name January 31st, 2018 as Solarize Dunwoody day and applauded the Solarize Dunwoody Coalition which includes local residents, a member of the Dunwoody Sustainability Committee, the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, Solar Crowdsource and the solar installer Hannah Solar for their work to educate residents and businesses about solar.

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Solarize Dunwoody Participant Testimonials

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We've said a lot already. Now hear from your community friends and neighbors about their experience with Solarize Dunwoody:

"I had been considering (really, really wanting, actually) solar panels for years.  But I didn't know where to start, which company to use, or much of anything about solar (was it reliable? would I still be on the grid? what happens in a power outage?).  It was all a mystery to me.  Plus it was too expensive.  When I heard about Solarize Dunwoody, I was intrigued.  I attended a workshop, where I saw familiar faces, neighbors and friends, and I came out of it with a much better understanding and level of comfort.  People (particularly Tina) I trusted had done all the work for me, no more guessing or mystery, and I could now feel comfortable about getting solar panels, plus it was very affordable!

My experience with Hannah Energy has been great.  From the first phone call I received to schedule an evaluation, to meeting with the salesman, to the installation of the panels and the electric equipment.  It was all wonderful.  The Hannah folks were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.  They answered all my questions.

I now have 20 panels installed and the Tesla power wall.  I check my power wall app on my phone several times a day, and it is so exciting to see the energy I am producing with my panels powering my home and charging my power wall.  I get most excited on a sunny day, when I see that all my energy is coming from the sun, and none from the grid.  That makes me so happy.

I look forward to getting my Tesla Model 3 and charging it using solar power.  That will make my clean energy aspirations complete! "

Sandi Strasberg, 6kW solar, 1 Tesla Powerwall

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"For Jason and myself, our main motivation for going solar is to do our part to help the environment and provide our child the future we were promised as we were growing up.  The Solarize Dunwoody campaign has helped accelerate this for us by bringing down the cost and helping us know we are part of a community that is also looking to the future."

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Solar Enhances Property Values

Posted by: Don Moreland

Will solar panels increase the value of my property? It is clear that the answer is already a resounding ‘yes’, and the evidence only continues to mount. 

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