Author Archives: Shuka Kalantari
Shuka Kalantari is a health and culture reporter living in the Bay Area. She is Outreach Coordinator for KQED Public Radio, where she works with citizen journalists throughout California and produces health-related social media. Shuka’s focus is in health disparities, policy and mental health, with a particular emphasis on Middle Eastern & Latino communities in California. A Philosophy & Spanish Studies graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she received a Masters degree in Multimedia Health and Medicine Reporting from The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism in 2007. You can read and listen to her stories at shukakalantari.com.
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A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab could help California’s homeowners decide whether or not to “go solar.” Researchers found that on average, homeowners who recently installed solar photovoltaic (PV) panels recouped most or all of their investment when they sold their homes.
“A house that has a PV system compared to a house that doesn’t have a PV system is expected to sell for more,” said Ben Hoen, the lead researcher on the study and a principal research associate at Berkeley Lab. “This is for systems that are relatively new – between 1.5 to 2.5 years old.”