Residential solar panel installations have grown dramatically over the last several years. Where sunshine is plentiful, investing in solar panels is likely to produce at least a modest return on the investment.
In other places, some homeowners choose to have them even if they may not generate a positive return on the cost.
For those who want to have panels, there is sometimes a choice in how to pay for them. You can either purchase them or lease them.
In a lease, a third party company will pay for and own the panels, and the homeowner pays a monthly lease payment to the lessor.
Based on this article, it appears that a lot of home buyers are not excited about assuming a solar panel lease, which has led to some home sellers having to reduce their home sales price.
It also appears that those sellers who purchased rather than leased got a premium price for their home.
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