Where is residential solar activity booming?

  • Solar activity increased 300 percent between 2010 and 2015, with 29 percent growth between 2014 and 2015 alone.
  • BuildFax says buyers are willing to spend $15,000 more, on average, for homes with installed solar panels.
  • California encompasses 40 percent of the top 20 residential solar markets.

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You might be all about recycling and composting for a lower carbon footprint, but would you install solar panels on your home?

A recent BuildFax report shows many Americans are making the investment in green building practices. Solar activity increased 300 percent between 2010 and 2015, with 29 percent growth between 2014 and 2015 alone.