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Solar and Real Estate in Phoenix

Phoenix Solar Homes - Maximize Value and Avoid Pitfalls

Solar has become ubiquitous with Phoenix, AZ. With 308 days of sunshine, Phoenix is the epicenter of practical solar usage on a home. With extensive experience in overcoming the challenges of solar and a sales of millions of dollars worth of solar real estate, Rob can help you with all of your Phoenix solar home questions - from solar lease transfers to getting an accurate value for your solar system and everything in between. Review our solar blog posts below or give Rob a call at 480-888-1234 to go over the specifics of your situation.

The following information and resources is for Phoenix home owners, home sellers, and home buyers interested in solar energy in Phoenix.

Arizona is known for its abundant sunshine, and as a result, it's no surprise that solar power is a popular choice for many homeowners in the state. Our goal is to make it easy for you to learn about the benefits of solar power, understand the process of going solar, and be ready to connect with Rob when you are ready to buy or sell a home in Phoenix.

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Featured Solar Articles

What steps should I take when selling a solar home?

Considering selling your solar home in Phoenix? What are the steps a Phoenix homeowner should take to maximize value, minimize hassle and get the most out of your solar system when selling your home? Click here to learn more.

How much does solar add to the value of my home?

The simple answer is anywhere from $0 to thousands. To truly answer that question, you need to dive into a several key factors that affect the value your solar adds to your home. Click here to learn more.

Will solar hurt the sale of my home?

One of the most asked questions is whether or not solar will affect the sale of a home. Even buyers are asking whether or not they should consider buying a home that has solar. There are many advantages and some disadvantages to having solar on the your Phoenix roof. Click here to learn more.

What is the difference between owned, financed, leased and prepaid solar?

Navigating the diverse solar options for residential properties in Phoenix? Dive into a clear breakdown of owned, financed, leased, and prepaid solar systems, and discover the optimal choice for your home's energy needs. Click here to learn more.

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Rob is a 28 year real estate broker that specializes in:

Pricing Solar Homes

If you're selling a home with solar, pricing it correctly can be difficult. But don't worry - Rob is here to help you get the most value for your solar home in Phoenix. Whether you own your solar system, prepaid for solar on your home, or have a leased one, he'll make sure your home is priced effectively to maximize your profit.

Marketing Solar Homes

Using custom solar home marketing focused on your home buyer on the benefits of your solar system, such as net metering advantages, grandfathered rate plans, and utility savings compared to non-solar homes in your area. You can be rest assured that your solar home will be marketed effectively and attract the attention it deserves.

Handling Solar Transfers

Solar lease transfers start well before the home even sells and end well after it sold. Buyers have to qualify, the escrow agent has to remove solar liens and UCC-1 filings, and you have to be removed from any liability. With his expertise, you can avoid potential pitfalls and ensure a smooth and successful sale. 

Don't underestimate the value of a Realtor who understands solar - it could make all the difference in the sale of your home.

Frequently asked solar questions

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels work by converting light from the sun into electricity. This process, known as the photovoltaic effect, occurs within cells made up of a semiconductor material, typically silicon. Learn more about how solar panels work here.

Will solar panels increase the value of my home?

Solar panels can add value to your home if the panels are owned outright. Panels that are leased or financed do not generally add additional value to a home. There are several considerations to consider. Click here to read more on how solar panels add value to your home.

What is net metering and how does it work in Phoenix?

Net metering is a system that allows solar energy users to feed unused electricity back into the grid and receive credit. Click here for more information on how net metering works in Phoenix.

Can solar panels provide energy if there is a power outage?

Having solar on your Phoenix home may allow you to power your appliances during a blackout, in some cases. Click here to read more.

How long do solar panels typically last?

Most solar panels are designed to last 25 to 30 years, as indicated by the manufacturer's performance warranty. However, they should last longer and still produce electricity beyond these warranty timelines. Click here for more information on how long a solar panel will last.

How much maintenance do solar panels require?

Solar panels require relatively minimal maintenance, primarily involving periodic cleaning to remove dust or dirt that could obstruct sunlight and decrease efficiency. Learn more about solar panel maintenance by clicking here.

What are the financial benefits of having solar panels on my home?

Solar offers a variety of financial benefits for Phoenix home owners including upfront incentives and long term savings. Click here to learn more about the financial benefits of solar panels.

What are the environmental benefits of solar energy?

Solar energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions, conserves water, and provides a clean, renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Click here for the environmental benefits of solar.

Can I go completely off the grid with solar panels?

While it is generally legal to go completely off-grid with solar panels in Phoenix, there are many considerations to factor before going off-grid. Click here to learn about common considerations before going off-grid in Phoenix

Do solar panels work well in Phoenix's climate?

In Phoenix's sun-rich environment, solar panels consistently harness substantial energy, though their efficiency can be marginally impacted by extreme heat and occasional dust. Nonetheless, the city's abundant sunny days make it an ideal hotspot for solar energy generation. Click here for more.

What types of roofs are suitable for solar panels?

With so many roofing options in Phoenix, from concrete tile to asphalt shingles, solar may not always be the best option for your roof. Click here for more information on the best roofs for solar in Phoenix.

Can I add more panels or batteries in the future?

The decision to switch to solar power is transformative, not just for the environment but also for your energy bills. However, as the years go by and circumstances change, you may find yourself wondering: "Can I add more panels or integrate battery systems to my existing solar setup?" Here's what homeowners need to know about expanding their solar capacities. Click here for more.

What kind of warranty comes with solar panels?

What are the types of warranties you can expect with solar panels, and how do different financing methods, such as leases and loans, impact these guarantees? Click here to uncover the essentials of product, performance guarantees

How do solar panels affect my homeowner's insurance?

Different solar system setups can have different impacts on your homeowner's insurance rates. Discover how adding solar panels to your property may influence your insurance premiums and coverage essentials. Click here for more.

What happens to the solar panels if my roof needs repairs in the future?

Navigate the process and understand the costs and timeline when your roof needs repairs with solar panels installed. Click here for more.

Phoenix solar comes in different types

When looking at the different types of solar, select one of the following that best defines your situation:

Owned Solar

This is a solar system purchased outright by the homeowner. There are no liens or encumbrances on the system, meaning the homeowner has full ownership without any financial obligations. Benefits: Homeowners enjoy the full financial benefits of solar energy, such as reduced electricity bills and potential tax credits, without monthly payments. The home's value may also increase due to the installed solar.

Leased Solar

Here, a third party owns the solar system and leases it to the homeowner for a set monthly fee. The homeowner doesn't own the system but uses the generated electricity. Benefits: There's typically no upfront cost, maintenance is often covered by the leasing company, and monthly electricity bills are reduced.

Owned Solar with a Loan

 In this scenario, a homeowner takes out a loan to finance the purchase of the solar system. They make monthly payments towards the loan's principal and interest. Benefits: Homeowners can install solar without the immediate need for the full system cost, and they still benefit from potential tax credits and lower electricity bills.

Prepaid Solar Lease

This involves a one-time upfront payment to lease the solar system for a specified period, negating monthly lease payments. The homeowner doesn't own the system but benefits from the generated electricity. Benefits: By prepaying, homeowners can enjoy the advantages of a leased system without monthly obligations and may save more over the lease term compared to regular leasing.

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