Maricopa County Solar Home Sales – May 2024

By Rob Madden

Phoenix AZ, Residential Solar, solar energy, solar statistics

Phoenix’s Solar Home Market in May 2024: The Impact of Selling Solar in Maricopa County

As the Phoenix housing market transitions from spring to summer, the solar home sector continues to show unique trends that set it apart from the wider market. This past April, we noticed changes in pricing, sales volume, and market dynamics that offer deeper insights into solar home sales. With growing environmental awareness and various economic factors at play, solar homes in Phoenix have become a significant part of the housing market.

Current Trends in Solar Home Pricing and Sales

In April 2024, the median price for all solar homes in Phoenix dropped slightly to $496,500 from $499,450 in March. Here’s a closer look at the specifics:

  • Owned Solar Systems: Homes with owned solar systems increased in median price to $585,000 from March’s $562,500. These homes are highly valued because they offer long-term savings and independence from utility companies.
  • Financed Solar Systems: The median price for homes with financed solar systems decreased to $442,500 from $452,000. This drop might reflect changing credit conditions or cautious buyers in an uncertain economy.
  • Leased Solar Systems: Homes with leased solar systems saw a slight decrease in median price to $439,000 from $449,500, indicating steady interest in more affordable solar home options.
  • Prepaid Solar Lease Systems: The median price for homes with prepaid solar leases adjusted to $573,975 from $608,675, possibly due to their perceived long-term value and no ongoing lease payments.

Comparison with the Broader Market

The median price for all resale homes in Phoenix was $450,000, which is slightly less than the median price for solar homes. This difference shows that buyers are willing to pay more for homes with solar features. The overall market saw a mild increase from $444,945 in March, indicating steady growth.

In terms of sales volume, 652 solar homes were sold in April, making up 9.3% of the total resale volume. This is a significant portion of the market dedicated to eco-friendly living solutions.

Historical Context and Year-over-Year Changes

Looking at data from last year, the median price of solar homes has increased significantly since April 2023, far outpacing the general market’s growth. This strong appreciation shows the growing value of solar technology in homes. However, the number of solar homes sold has varied, suggesting that market dynamics are influenced by economic conditions and buyer preferences.

Market Health and Economic Indicators

Phoenix’s housing market remains tight, with just over 17,000 units available, up 39% from last year, but still limited compared to growing demand. With a supply of just 2.4 months, the market favors sellers, keeping competition high among buyers. Low foreclosure rates indicate a healthy market overall.

Mortgage rates have stabilized around 7%, which is higher than the preferred 5% or lower, impacting buyer affordability and seller willingness to list properties. The economic outlook is cautiously optimistic, supported by controlled inflation and the potential for interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, which could boost the market further.


Analyzing the solar home market in Phoenix in April 2024, it’s clear that these homes are more than just an eco-friendly option; they are a significant and growing part of the housing market. Solar properties attract higher offers and sell at rates above non-solar homes, providing great value both as an investment and for their environmental benefits. Looking ahead, the solar home market in Phoenix is expected to continue growing, driven by technological advancements, economic factors, and increasing demand for sustainable living options.

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Rob Madden

About the author

Rob Madden is an experienced real estate broker in the Phoenix metro area, having worked in the industry for over 28 years. He has helped many home buyers and sellers navigate the local real estate market, and is considered a trusted expert in the field. Rob is committed to making the buying or selling process as seamless and straightforward as possible for his clients, and provides hands-on assistance at every stage of the transaction. In his free time, Rob enjoys being a Scoutmaster for a local Scouts BSA troop, hiking, backpacking, photography, and playing pinball.

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