Potential buyers would rather purchase a home that doesn’t have an electric bill and they’d be willing to pay more for it; that’s common sense. Real estate transaction data has shown that homes with solar typically sell faster and for a higher price than equivalent homes without solar.
If you sell your home before your solar loan is paid off or your PPA contract is over, your lender can help you transfer the balance of the agreement to the new homeowner. Another option is to add the value of the balance of your solar agreement to the asking price of your home and use the proceeds of the transaction to pay the system off.
Almost all insurance companies have solar panel coverage that can easily be added to your policy.
Many utility companies include minimum fees and surcharges on your bill that are not related to your energy consumption. In those areas, these fixed fees will still show up on your utility bill even if your panels produce 100% of the energy you use.