Last updated on February 16th, 2019 at 05:48 pm
PV solar panels (photovoltaic) have had an unexpected benefit. They increase the value and sell-ability of your home.
This situation only applies if you install the solar panels yourself. Companies which offer free PV solar panels, and rent your roof space, will have the opposite effect.
You do need to make sure that you own the PV solar panels because solar panels offered by a free solar panels company will quickly become a white elephant for anyone selling a property which has solar panels held by a third party.
A PV solar panel installation makes a house more desirable to any future home buyers if it is part of the property than one with free solar panels, which is not. Also, estate agents have seen averagely priced properties with solar installed selling for up to 5-10% more than properties without PV solar panels.
Why do PV solar panels make a difference when home selling?
Stuart Lovatt from Power My Home says “Since the introduction of the feed-in tariff in April 2010, installing PV solar panels on your home now regarded as one of the most secure and profitable investments of recent times.”
Firstly, there are the savings made on energy bills by using self-generated electricity and the feed-in tariff scheme, which adds up to a nice bit of extra income for the homeowner. Who wouldn’t want to decrease their energy expenditure in these precious times?
This technology is a fantastic selling point.
Even with a small to average sized solar installation you can expect to save around 250 a year from your electricity bills, and get around 350 a year feed-in tariff income. This scheme will continue until 2027, and the savings are going to increase further as energy prices rise further and further.
A premium house with premium technology is always going to outshine your competitors (excuse the pun).
When selling a house with PV solar panels, pitching to potential buyers is so easy because they will not have to make the capital investment of installing them. You have already done that.
If they buy your house, they will get the primary benefit of cheaper electric bills than in any other home, and also, 15.44p for every unit generated plus 3p for every unit exported until 2027 they would be crazy not to buy into that.
If you are staying, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the benefits of your panels, but if you want to move home, then installing PV solar panels will help sell your home for a premium while installing another solar panel system on your new house and still claim the feed-in tariff too.
Jump at the opportunity before your neighbours do.