Solar panels becoming standard option for new home buyers in U.S.

Solar panels are the next granite countertops: an amenity for new homes that’s becoming a standard option for buyers in U.S. markets.

September 17, 2013

Solar panels are the next granite countertops: an amenity for new homes that’s becoming a standard option for buyers in U.S. markets. At least six of the 10 largest U.S. home builders include photovoltaic devices in new construction, according to supplier SunPower Corp. (SPWR) Demand for the systems that generate electricity at home will jump 56 percent nationwide this year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.

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