Solar Power Tax Credits & Government Rebates

Federal, state and local governments offer incredible tax credits and rebates to encourage homeowners to switch to renewable energy. These incentives dramatically lower the cost of a solar power system or energy efficiency project. These tax credits and rebates often make solar power less expensive than power from the utility company.

State and Local Rebate Programs

Many states and utility companies have created solar tax credit and rebate programs to encourage homeowners to lower their energy usage and switch to solar power. The amount of the rebate subsidy varies by program, but some are generous enough to cover up to 30% of your solar system cost. However, these programs are designed to reward early adopters of solar power and energy efficiency, so the rebate amount per home continues to drop as the allotted funds are consumed. Call SolarCity to secure your rebate at the current level before it drops again. Some locations have additional incentives to make solar even more affordable.

Federal Tax Credits

The federal government allows you to deduct 30% of your solar 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 credit to the following year.

SolarCity Will Get the Most for Your Project

SolarCity is committed to helping you benefit from every federal, state and utility rebate and tax credit available for your energy upgrade projects.

Navigating through government rebate programs on your own can be intimidating. SolarCity will identify all of the qualifying tax credit and rebate programs for your system and file the required paperwork for you. We will even credit you for the state rebate upfront so that you do not have to wait for the government to send you a check later. To find out exactly how much you can save through tax credit and rebate programs, call us to set up a free consultation.

Energy Efficiency Services

After a comprehensive on-site Home Energy Evaluation to diagnose the causes of high utility bills and energy loss, we will help you prioritize what changes will save you the most energy and have the greatest reduction on your utility bills. We will identify relevant rebates based on implemented recommendations, and where applicable complete the paperwork and submit the application on your behalf.

Additional Information on Incentive Programs