A Homebuilder’s Guide to Going Solar (2008)

This guide helps homebuilders make the decision to go solar for their customers. They discuss the economics and costs of installing a solar thermal or solar electric system to why their customers would prefer a solar hot water heating system. When included in a new house, the cost of the system is included in the mortgage, and the monthly payments are small, to make a solar system an easier option to choose for the consumer. There is also a chart showing the cash-flow and savings of different types of solar technology. For the builder, positives for installing solar systems include the sales rate of solar houses moves twice as quick as a conventional home and customer satisfaction. The report ends with basic background and guidelines for solar systems, as well as links to qualified solar installers and incentive information.

Author : US department of Energy

Date of publication : 2008

Pages : 8

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