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Value of solar panels.

Does having solar panels add any value to a property? We were told "probably not" (even though they save you thousands of pounds).

Asked on Oct 7 2013, Home Improvement in Blandford Forum | Report content

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  • Hi, When looking at solar panels adding value, we tend to advise that you would be mindful when considering installing solar panels as some companies will have a lease on the solar panels for 25 years and as they have a charge on your property it is extremely difficult to sell your property with is lease in place. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Oct 8 2013, Report content
  • The solar panels are paid for outright. The question is do they have any impact on the house value. Thanks for any thoughts.

    Answered on Oct 8 2013, Report content
  • Hi, Not necessarily, it will affect sale-ability of your home more than anything. But it could be an additional extra that draws some potential buyers interest in. It is a tricky question as some potential buyers will love it for its saving ability, and also environmental impact but others may see it as an eyesore and a hindrance to the home. It may be worth while speaking to a few local estate agents to see what the market is like for properties with Solar Panels installed and if there's any change in interest with these properties in relation to similar properties without solar panels. Thanks.

    Answered on Oct 8 2013, Report content
  • Hi Bilsus, When it comes to the use of solar panels, the jury is still out I'm afraid, with there being a number of factors in play here. On one hand, there will be those who love the fact that they offer some of the best ways to save money on energy bills, while others will look towards the aesthetic downside of having made use of them. The most important thing to consider, however, is the fact that they have a lifespan, after which they need to be replaced or just discarded. So if you want to add them to your home now and are hoping to live there for years before you sell, any benefit will start to reduce over time. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Nov 11 2013, Report content
  • No. I saw a very attractive property on Zoopla a few weeks ago, looked at the floor-plan, the map and satelite, street-view, ready to dial the agent and arrange viewing, then I saw picture 12 of 15 and saw the eyesore on the roof! Ruins thge appearance, damages the roof, and its only a matter of time before the subsidies disappear and the panels fail.

    Answered on Dec 10 2013, Report content
  • You need a back up solution in the event your solar power panels are certainly not operating like they should. Use a electrical generator or remain on the energy use and grid this when your solar power panels are down. It will not be able to energy all of your home, so you may require a number of dependant upon the dimension of your property,. That's the downside to by using a power generator.

    Web reference: http://www.gemenergy.com.au/commercial-solar/

    Answered on Dec 22 2014, Report content

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