Solar panels on a house.

Ask the Realtor: How do solar panels affect a home’s resale value?

When many people think of solar, they picture large, unattractive panels on rooftops.


“We and others strongly believe that two towers over 500 feet are inappropriate and overwhelming for a small block between Boston’s Waterfront and Rose Kennedy Greenway … We do not want a precedent for erasing the state’s law protecting public access to the water, clearing the way for skyscrapers all along our Harbor.’’ — Lee Kozol, Chair, Harbor Towers Garage CommitteeIn 2009, developer Don Chiofaro introduced his plans for what’s currently the eyesore of the Harbor Garage, off of the Rose Kennedy Greenway. He envisioned a two-tower complex, including office buildings, condos, and shops. Former Mayor Tom Menino fiercely opposed it, and nearby residents fear the buildings would cut the downtown area from the harbor.

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