Do solar panels increase the value of my home?

One of the considerations people have when making an investment in solar is whether or not solar panels increase the value of your home. Many worry that it could hurt the resale value of a home, even if it saves money on electricity bills. It's a little different than painting a bathroom or even installing a new sink; it's changing how energy is used. It's a home improvement project and one that you cannot DIY.

Thankfully, there's good news: In addition to saving money on your monthly electric bill, adding solar to your house can increase its value. According to a 2019 Zillow study, homes with solar sell for an average of 4.1% more than homes without solar.11 For example, on a $500,000 home that could mean an additional $20,500 of value from solar alone, increasing the value of your home. In fact, more than 80% of homebuyers say energy-efficiency features (such as solar) are important to them. And when you take into account the possibility of added home value, plus any applicable incentives,8 the solar investment can quickly pay for itself.

Home value gain chart

Another question people have about solar, tied to the value of their house, is about aesthetics. They want the benefits, but how will it look? SunPower® panels are sleek and modern, and designed to blend harmoniously into your roof. Combined with our premium, low-profile InvisiMount® mounting system, they complement any architectural style.

SunPower® systems are also covered by our Complete Confidence Warranty, with 25-years for panels, microinverters, and racking; and 10 years for monitoring. So you can rest assured you've made a smart decision for your home.

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SunPower is changing the way our world is powered by making solar and storage more accessible to everyone. With nearly 40 years of dedicated solar experience, we're the top-rated U.S. solar company4 with over 15,000 five-star reviews.3 If you're considering installing solar panels, energy storage, or EV charging at your home, make sure you talk to SunPower.

Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with SunPower by calling 1-800-SUNPOWER. Or click the Get Started button and we'll get in touch with you! Our team of Solar Advisors is here to help make your transition to a sustainable lifestyle.


3 Based on reviews from BBB, Yelp, ConsumerAffairs, BestCompany, Google, SolarReviews and EnergySage review scores as of 3/11/24.

4 Based on public solar providers in the U.S. Includes average of BBB, Yelp, ConsumerAffairs, BestCompany, Google, SolarReviews and EnergySage review scores as of 3/11/24.

8 Federal and state tax credits and local incentives vary and are subject to change. SunPower does not warrant, guarantee or otherwise advise its customers about specific tax outcomes. Consult your tax advisor regarding these solar tax credits and how they apply to your specific circumstances. You can also visit the website for information on incentives available in your area.

11 Zillow, Homes with Solar Panels Sell for 4.1% More, a comparison of home values with and without solar, in New York, NY, Orlando, FL, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Riverside, CA. April 2019.