Americans change homes on the average of every seven years. You can never recoup your investment on a solar system. The latest data shows that not only will you make a profit on your investment but you will sell your home quicker if you have a solar electric system installed. And as today’s housing market flattens out, ease of selling is becoming a more important issue. Most, if not all, remodeling or home improvement, programs — such as putting in a swimming pool or a new hardwood floor — return 95% or less of the initial investment. Solar systems (because every system comes at a discount — remember state and federal incentives — and people value energy savings as utility rates continue to rise) return more than the original investment. Think about it, if you were looking at two identical homes for purchase but the yearly utility bill of one was a fraction of the other, wouldn’t you pay a little more (and don’t forget that increased amount is translated into a small increase in your monthly mortgage payment). That’s all without considering the value of doing something good for your family and the environment.