What’s a Solar Home Worth? | U.S. Green Building Council
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What’s a Solar Home Worth?

GBCI: 0920013070

The numbers don’t lie. Come find out how much scholarly experts across the U.S. estimate the value of homes with solar are worth. The 8 National and local research studies to be presented all prove and agree on one thing: solar homes are valuable and worth something. Methodology is different, comparison approaches vary, criteria studied is altered, geographic regions are diverse but the outcomes are all similar.
Eligible for 1.0 CE HOUR.
  • 1.0 CE

Rating system: v4, v2009



This course will recap 8 different national and local research studies regarding the value of residential solar systems and published within the last 4 years. The course will discuss owned versus leased, appraisal valuation methods, MLS data, sales premiums for solar, and net metering.


  1. Identify current trends in the residential photovoltaic solar market related to value.
  2. Compare scholarly research studies related to residential solar systems.
  3. Specify the best indicators of solar premium for homes.
  4. Learners will identify that price per watt is the most appropriate valuation metric for solar homes.
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USGBC Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
United States


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Melisa Camp

Realtor, Instructor, Building Consultant