There are a few great reasons to install solar in San Francisco.
1. Go Solar SF: The City will pitch in between $2,750 and $9,750 for the cost of your solar system if you use an installer certified by the City (such as Luminalt).
2. Transfer Tax Reduction: The Assessor-Recorder will reduce one-third of the transfer tax on a home, up to the cost of the solar system (this means an essentially free system that can only help in terms of selling the home faster).
3. No Property Tax Increase: The increase in the property's value as a result of the solar system won't increase the assessment on the house.
4. Zero Down option: Leases are also available, making solar an even more attractive option. With the lease that Luminalt offers, transferring that lease to a new homeowner is easy.
Check out the link below for a summary of different appraisal reports and scientific papers from research institutes and the government about the impact of solar on a home's value and the time it takes to sell.