TAX CREDITS REBATES and SAVINGS

Government agencies, utilities and others offer a variety of tax credits, rebates and other incentives to support energy efficiency, encourage the use of renewable energy sources, and support efforts to conserve energy and lessen pollution. Nationally available rebates are listed below.

Frequent Asked Questions

Are there any tax credits for solar panels?
The federal government allows you to deduct 30% of your solar power system costs off your federal taxes through an investment tax credit (ITC). If you do not expect to owe taxes this year, you can roll over your federal solar tax credit to the following year.
How much does it cost to install solar panels?
THE COST OF A SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM: RELEVANT TOPICS. With Wholesale Solar’s current pricing a medium sized gridtie system that generates about 850 kWh a month would cost about $10,264.00 BEFORE the 30% federal tax credit and rebates offered by your state or utility company.
How much does it cost to power a house with solar panels?
Cost of Solar Power. On average the total cost of solar installation can be between$15,000 to $29,000 for average sized systems sized between 4kW and 8kW. Sunrun solar lets you get started for as little as $0 down and helps you lower your electric bill. If you want to own your system, we do that too.

 What is the federal tax credit for solar panels?

If you install Energy Star-approved solar-power systems before the end of 2016, you can claim 30 percent of the cost as a tax credit for the year you installed it. As a credit, you take the amount directly off your tax payment, rather than as a deduction from your taxable income.

SOLAR EASEMENTS
Solar easements must be created in writing and are subject to the same conveyancing and instrument recording requirements as other easements.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics


QUALIFYING WOOD STOVE DEDUCTION
This incentive allows Arizona taxpayers to deduct the cost of converting an existing wood fireplace to a qualifying wood stove, a qualified wood fireplace, or a qualified gas-fired fireplace. The cost to purchase and install all necessary equipment is tax deductible, up to a maximum $500 deduction. Qualifying wood stoves and fireplaces must meet the standards of performance for new wood heaters manufactured after July 1990, or sold after July 1992 pursuant to 40 Code of Federal Regulations part 60, subpart AAA. This deduction is for taxable years after December 31, 1993.

Eligibility: Residential
Savings Category: Biomass


SOLAR EASEMENTS & RIGHTS LAWS
The Maryland Real Property Code was amended in April 2008 by H.B. 117 to provide much more detailed protections for solar energy systems and to expand upon the required content of solar easement…
Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government, Federal Government, Agricultural Less
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating


SOLAR AND WIND EASEMENTS & RIGHTS LAWS & LOCAL OPTION SOLAR RIGHTS LAW
Oregon’s solar and wind easements provisions allow property owners to create solar and wind easements for the purpose of protecting and maintaining proper access to sunlight and wind. Easements…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Agricultural, Institutional Less
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Solar Pool Heating, Wind (Small) Less


SOLAR EASEMENTS
Alaska’s solar easement provisions are similar to those in many other states. They do not create an automatic right to sunlight. Rather, they allow parties to voluntarily enter into solar easement contracts for the purpose of ensuring adequate exposure of a solar energy system.
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics


SOLAR EASEMENTS
Similar to laws in other states, Idaho’s solar easement provision does not create an automatic right to sunlight. Rather, the law allows parties to enter into solar easement contracts voluntarily…
Eligibility: Commercial, Residential
Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics


SOLAR EASEMENTS
Parties may voluntarily enter into solar easement contracts for the purpose of ensuring adequate exposure of a solar energy system. An easement must be expressed in writing and recorded with the…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government, Federal Government

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat…


SOLAR EASEMENTS
In determining that the use of solar energy “can help reduce the nation’s reliance upon imported fuels,” Georgia encourages the development of solar-energy systems. Accordingly, under Georgia’s Solar Easements Act of 1978, easements may be established to allow owners of solar-energy systems to negotiate for assurance of continued access to sunlight. Any easement must be created in writing and is subject to the same requirements as all other legal easements. The easement must contain: A description of the airspace affected by the easement Any terms and/or conditions under which the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics


SOLAR EASEMENTS
In Kentucky, solar easements may be obtained for the purpose of ensuring access to direct sunlight. Easements must be expressed in writing and will become an interest in real property that may be acquired and transferred.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More
Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Daylighting, Solar Pool Heating Less


SOLAR EASEMENTS
Maine allows for the creation of easements to ensure access to direct sunlight. Instruments creating a solar easement may include, but are not limited to, a description of the space affected by the easement; any terms or conditions under which the solar easement is granted or will be terminated; and a map showing the affected properties and the area protected by the easement. Solar easements must be created and will be recorded and indexed in the same way as other conveyances of real property interests.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics


SOLAR EASEMENTS
In addition, the state’s local zoning ordinances must address access to air and light, views, and solar access.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating


SOLAR EASEMENTS & RIGHTS LAWS
In April 2009, Washington enacted S.B. 5136, restricting homeowner’s associations from prohibiting the installation of solar energy panels. A homeowner’s association may issue guidelines related…
Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Agricultural, Institutional

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics


FUEL MIX AND EMISSIONS DISCLOSURE
As part of Texas’s 1999 electric utility restructuring legislation, the state’s retail electric providers (REPs) are required to disclose certain information in the form of a standardized “Electr…
Eligibility: Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Cooperative Utilities


SOLAR RIGHTS
This law sustained a legal challenge in 2000. A Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of homeowners in a lawsuit filed by their homeowners association seeking to force the homeowner…
Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Daylighting, Solar Pool Heating


SOLAR EASEMENTS
Written easements may contain descriptions of property affected, angles at which easement extends, and conditions of compensation or termination.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Pool Heating Less


Home Solar Rebates

Select your state to find savings that may be available to you or your business.