A: The answer to this question is usually not clear cut or compelling from a financial perspective. Solar panels may be beneficial for the environment, and may also save you money on electricity. The costs vs. benefits must be analyzed on a case-by-case basis and depend on the tax credits offered (state specific), the future price increases in electricity (which are unknown), and whether you lease or buy the panels. Leased solar panels (that are not paid off) are likely to hurt your home’s resale value. You may also want to consider the aesthetics of solar panels, and the financial stability of the solar panel provider. For more on this topic, read: Solar Energy: A Good Investment For Your Home?