For readers that live in the United States, you have probably heard about generous federal and state solar rebates. But sometimes its difficult to find information on the amount of these solar incentives, or how to apply.
Various government entities hope to encourage consumers to switch to solar power by allowing generous tax discounts for renewable energy.
Now, its easier than ever to find out about offered federal and state solar rebates, and learn how to apply.
The U.S. Department of Energy has launched a webpage that features the top tax rebates and credits for using sustainable products, including solar panels and other solar offerings, including solar pool heating, photovoltaic solar panels, solar thermal electric (solar hot water).
This related blog post at solarpros.com sets forth eight top recommended solar rebates offered within the U.S.A:
1. Power Project Loan Fund: Alaska residents who utilize Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, and Photovoltaics can qualify for this rebate.
2. Arizona – Net Metering: Arizona residents, businesses, government agencies, and schools can qualify for a rebate when utilizing Solar Thermal Electric and Photovoltaics. This program is issued by the Arizona Corporation Commission.
3. Non-Residential Solar & Wind Tax Credit (Personal): Individuals can receive a tax credit in the state of Arizona when using renewable energy like Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, and Solar Thermal Process.
4. Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems: The California State Board of Equalization provides a property tax exclusion for residential and commercial properties that use solar energy systems.
5. Renewable Energy and Energy-Efficient Technologies Grants Program: Commercial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, and Utility departments in Florida whose energy source is Heat recovery, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, and Photovoltaics all can qualify for a grant from the Office of the Governor – Office of Energy and Climate Change.
6. Indiana – Net Metering: Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission offers a solar and renewable incentive for agriculture, commercial, industrial, residential, tribal, and government facilities.
7. Renewable Energy/Solar Sales Tax Exemption: Nevada offers a tax exemption program for commercial and residential properties who utilize solar or other renewable energy.
8. Solar Energy Sales Tax Exemption: The New Jersey Board of Transportation has three programs that offer exemptions, easements, or credits to businesses, schools, government institutions, and even residential properties who utilize solar energy.
No matter what type of property you own or rent, you can probably find federal and state solar rebates to help off-set the cost of solar panels. Visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s website for additional solar incentives and information.