By Alexander Landa
This coming Thursday from 3:00pm-4:30pm, our friends over at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will be giving a presinar on their upcoming project “Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings.”
From the event page:
There are now over one million homes in America with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Yet real estate listing services (known as multiple listing services or MLSs) lack a standard way to report on the solar features of a home when it is placed on the market. Without this information, sellers may be losing out on value, and buyers may not know what they are getting, and real estate agents have a harder time bringing solar sellers and interested buyers together.
This new Roadmap from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) proposes a way to fill that gap.
The report, entitled “Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings,” guides solar and real estate professionals through the key challenges and the best path forward to get solar data into MLSs. Experts from the real estate, appraisal, and solar data industries collaborated to write the report.
Join us as the authors present the findings from this new report.
Ben Hoen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Laura Stukel, LW Reedy Real Estate
Sandra Adomatis, Adomatis Appraisal Service
Craig Foley, Sustainable Real Estate Consulting Services (and USGBC MA Chapter Member)
Laura Parsons, Center for Sustainable Energy
We're excited to see such progress happening with solar panels – it's a huge, important step towards more net-zero buildings. Solar energy is going to be a game changed in the future of our cities as a whole, as demonstrated by smart cities. If you're not familiar with smart cities yet, attend our upcoming event Building Tech Forum to learn all about them!