A solar system saving $2,500.00 a year affects the value of your home in many ways.
Technically, you could do a present value analysis to determine how much the savings would be worth to you in particular. You would need to know how much, if any, you are going to borrow and how long the term of the loan would be in addition to the present market value of the house.
The real value that you get out of a solar panel system is the ability to sell your house faster than your neighbor for a higher price.
Green improvements usually add a 10% to 30% premium on the price of house. In today's market it is hard to tell because the prices of houses are falling.... more