4 solar panel pitfalls I've faced with real estate clients

  • Solar panel installation on residential property is on the rise, and they can be a solid investment with benefits such as reduced energy bills.
  • Leased solar panels come with low upfront costs; however, when homeowners lease the solar panels, they are opting for a payment until the lease is up.
  • Many homebuyers are not interested in taking on the additional loan payments associated with solar panels.
  • Another hidden cost comes in the form of unexpected repairs, and it's still unclear whether homes with solar panels today are worth more.