Life can take us down many paths, and sometimes that means we have to make a move. Buying and selling a home, packing up your life, and moving it is stressful enough, and trying to figure out what to do with your solar panel installation is just one more thing to worry about. So, can you move your solar panels to your new home? And is it even worth it? Join Gardner Energy as we discuss this issue.
Is It Worth Trying To Move Your Solar Panel Installation?
This is a complicated question, and the answer is a resounding “it depends.” You’ll need to decide whether you’re bringing the panels with you before you close on the house. Once it’s sold, you can’t change your mind, as the solar panel is considered a fixture of the home, and has to remain there. If you’re still on the fence about whether to leave your panels or to bring them with you to your new home, keep these factors in mind.
Leaving The Solar Panels On Your Old Home May Actually Make You Money
Solar panel arrays are an attractive feature that many home buyers are willing to pay extra for. Leaving the solar panels on the house may net you enough to pay for a new installation on your new home. Indeed, it’s suggested by some real estate experts that having a solar panel installation on a home means that sellers can increase their asking price by an average of $15,000. This is a hefty sum, especially when you compare it to the cost of a new array. After various state and federal tax credits, the average cost of a new solar array is roughly the same. That means that you could break even on a brand new solar panel installation for your new home!
Considerations For Your New Home
Relocating and repositioning solar panels isn’t as simple as unbolting a few things, and then screwing them back into place on a new roof. You also have to consider whether your current solar panel installation will fit on the roof of your new home. Some local rules and regulations make it easier to connect your array to the electric grid than others, so take some time to familiarize yourself with the laws of your new hometown. Also, take a look at the roof of your home. Does it get sun throughout the day, or does it stay hidden in the shade? The sun availability of your new home will make a big impact on whether your solar panel array is as effective on your new home as it was on your old one.
In Need Of New Solar Panels? We’re Here To Help!
While some elect to bring their solar panel installation with them and reposition them on their new home, many homebuyers in the Salt Lake City are elect to purchase a new array for their new home. If you’re looking to add a new solar panel array and monitoring system to your home, Gardner Energy is here to help. Contact us today for your free quote!