Real Estate

Solar Valuation for Home Appraisers

As residential solar becomes an increasingly common sight on rooftops across the United States, home appraisers need to learn how to accurately value these assets to both protect themselves from liability and stay competitive in their markets. This short video explores the changing landscape and implications for appraisers.

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Capturing the Sun

Capturing the Sun

A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings

Solar for Real Estate Professionals

As more homes with solar PV panels come onto the real estate market, buyers and sellers will look for agents who are familiar with this new technology and know how to properly value it in the real estate transaction. This video provides an overview of industry trends, insight into Realtors' experiences, and links for additional information on solar-equipped homes.

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About STEP

The Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) program continues the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative's foundational work on reducing soft costs by addressing gaps in solar training and energy education, both within the solar workforce and in professions that play a crucial role in solar deployment. The STEP program enables solar training and education for professionals in indirect and related fields such as real estate, finance, insurance, fire and code enforcement, and state regulations and establishes new credentials in solar operations and maintenance. Regardless of industry, an efficient, well-trained workforce familiar with solar improves inspection compliance, expedites system permitting, reduces liability and insurance costs, and increases consumer confidence.


Sunshot Initiative


Planet Forward


Solar Institute