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Leased Solar Panels May Complicate Home Sales

Posted on April 26,2015 by ScottG in photovoltaic

Leased photovoltaic (PV) systems that come with long-term contracts are proving to be a problem for some homeowners when they try to sell their homes, in some cases killing deals when potential buyers get cold feet, a report in the Los Angeles Times says. Although the article didn't quantify the problem, it suggested the number of problem real estate transactions is growing as the number of leased PV installations increases.

Solar Leasing Looks for a Foothold in the South

Posted on April 26,2015 by ScottG in photovoltaic

Florida and Georgia are among only a handful of states that prohibit third-party ownership of residential photovoltaic systems, but initiatives are underway in both states that would open the door to solar leases.

Are Solar-Plus-Battery Systems Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?

Posted on April 26,2015 by ScottG in battery

Solar-plus-battery systems that combine photovoltaic panels and lithium-ion batteries are helping a number of commercial electricity customers cut their power bills, but any widespread spillover to the residential side of the market looks to be some time away. Two solar installers, SolarCity, and SunPower, are offering the systems to residential customers, yet the numbers in the pilot programs are very modest.

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