Savenia Unveils Award-Winning Solar Value Calculator

PrintToday, we’re proud to announce that we’ve brought our award-winning Solar Ratings online – to allow any solar homeowner across the country to find the potential value their system adds to their home at sale. See the full release here.

Selling a solar home can be hard work. And continued media coverage is turning this into a selling issue for installers. Many Realtors and appraisers aren’t fully trained on solar, price premiums vary widely, and solar leases and incentive income have been ignored. We can help.

Homeowners can now get a 30-second FREE online value estimate at http://saveniahome.com. When ready to sell, they can easily upgrade to a verified Premium Savenia Solar Rating Label – the gold standard in the United States that comes with tailored marketing materials to be used at open houses, showings and online advertising to help differentiate a solar home, sell faster and capture more value.

Industry leading solar installers and allies nationwide are unveiling Savenia’s services to their clients to promote the value of solar, differentiate their offerings and provide a great customer experience. We’re now recruiting more innovative companies to be on the cutting edge of this movement to support the value of solar from beginning to end of the ownership process.

Thank you for the continued support

US Photovoltaics Inc. Partners with Savenia

uspv_logoToday we are delighted to announce the signing of a referral agreement with US Photovoltaics Inc. (USPV). USPV is one of the nation’s leading Solar Renewable Energy Certificate aggregators and provides brokerage services to homeowners with solar systems across the mid-Atlantic. You can see the full release here.

Effective immediately, this agreement allows the customers of USPV to utilize Savenia’s proprietary Solar Ratings to capture and communicate the value of solar when selling their homes.

“Savenia provides a much needed service for our solar customers in the process of selling their homes”, said Fred Ugast, President of USPV, adding “Solar is a great resource but the real estate and appraisal industries have been slow to recognize the savings and revenues a solar system adds to a property. Many homeowners struggle to quantify and explain the financial and other benefits of solar to potential buyers. Savenia provides the solution”

John Jabara, Founder of Savenia, stated: “We are excited to have the opportunity to work with a forward thinking partner like USPV, a Maryland based innovator in the solar industry with a sharp focus on excellent customer service”.

Savenia Finds Increased Home Value in Solar Leases

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 3.01.33 PMRecently an increasing number of articles published in national outlets like the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR and others are warning consumers about the difficulties in selling a home with a leased solar system.

These articles often present an unbalanced view by focusing on rare horror stories, an approach that could easily lead to fewer homeowners choosing to go solar and to the creation of problems in the re-sale market.

As an independent 3rd party with direct experience evaluating solar systems for home sellers in many states, Savenia believes solar leasing can be a valuable option, and calls for a more balanced discussion on the merits of each purchasing method and the implications for home buyers.

Solar leases are a key driver behind US solar growth, and thousands of homes with leased systems have already been sold. Large studies show that homes with owned solar systems sell for a price premium, and our ratings have shown additional value for buyers of solar homes with pre-paid leases or contracts that lock in low energy prices relative to the market, in addition to the environmental benefits.

Solar home sellers need to explain the benefits of their systems to prospective buyers, and firms like ours now provide marketing services to make this process easier.

There are many variations of solar financial contract arrangements in the market and a changing regulatory environment, underscoring the need for scrutiny by both sellers and buyers prior to sale.

Savenia helps homeowners, Realtors, builders and renovators unlock the value of home efficiency upgrades. Solar, High Efficiency Appliances, HVAC, Lighting, Water Heating and more.

Savenia provides home sellers with customized Home Rating Labels, marketing materials and online marketing to differentiate, sell faster, and capture the full value of homes for sale. www.saveniahome.com