Federal Tax Incentives for Solar Installation

It is easy to see the long term benefits of renewable energy here in the United States — especially the financial benefits with so many incentives in place. In order to incentivize homeowners to reduce their carbon emissions and their reliance on fossil fuels, the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), or solar tax credit, provides big tax savings for home and business owners who install solar electric systems on their properties. Here’s how you can take advantage of these federally offered solar savings come tax season!

How the Solar Tax Credit Works

After CAM Solar has installed your residential or commercial solar panels and accompanying inverters, you can take 30% of the total cost of installation and subtract that from what you owe the Federal Government on April 15. If you spend $15,000 on your installation, you can subtract $4,500 from your Federal taxes.

And if you owe less than that $4.500? Fortunately, you can roll over the remaining unused deduction over to the next year. This ensures that you don’t lose out on a single cent of your federal solar incentive!

But you’ve got to act quickly. 2019 is the final year to take the full 30% deduction. After this year, the percentage will drop as follows:

Solar projects beginning in:

Can deduct:

2019

30%

2020

26%

2021

22%

2022*

0%

*after the year 2022, the solar tax credit deduction for commercial solar installations drops to 10% permanently but the tax credit for homeowners is eliminated.

Combine the Federal ITC with Local Rebates & Incentives

Whether you live in Texas or Colorado, CAM Solar will make sure you are paired with the most lucrative rebates and incentives offered, from manufacturer rebates to local power utility rebates. We will even help file all the paperwork! Trusting a local contractor makes all the difference when it comes to getting the most out of your solar installation and lasting energy savings.

If you have any questions about how to best utilize the offered solar financial incentives for use in your San Antonio, Austin, TX, Denver or Colorado Springs, CO home, CAM Solar has a solar expert standing by, waiting to answer your queries.

Have questions about tax incentives or rebates for solar? Get answers! Contact us or call 210-227-3456.

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