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Should I Go Solar Now? Here’s What Homeowners Should Consider

Ken Wells evaluates the costs and benefits of solar for homeowners in The Wall Street Journal.

The C3 Take
  • Over 2.8 million households have gone solar in the United States.
  • Rooftop solar panels can save consumers money and be good for the environment.
  • While solar has benefits for homeowners, there are many factors to consider before purchasing solar panels for your home such as cost, leasing time, and state regulations.

“The decision to opt for solar isn’t a simple one. ‘Soft costs’ such as installation and permitting fees add about $7,000 to a typical installation, and incentives to install solar still vary widely from state to state.”

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