Time is running out on the state solar rebates, and they will be reduced shortly. The state will give out the last full rebates to any customer that signs up and submits their rebate application before June 13th at 5 PM.Read More
Have you heard the news? Just this week Governor Branstad signed Senate File 2340, an important tax incentive bill for solar energy. This new law triples the size of Iowa's solar tax incentive program and improves the financial incentives for homeowners and business owners who install a solar electric system.
With these changes from Senate File 2340:
- The Iowa credit improves from 50% of the federal tax credit to 60% of the federal credit
- The annual cap on available solar tax credits increases from $1.5M to $4.5M
- Residential tax credits are now capped at $5,000 (up from $3,000) and business tax credits are now capped at $20,000 (up from $15,000)
- Taxpayers can claim multiple credits in a single year for multiple solar installations.
- Unclaimed credits in a given year will roll over an be available in subsequent years.
Massachusetts is being proactive in its move toward solar, with many residents and businesses eager to do their part in protecting the environment. Solar energy is now more affordable and available than ever, but the state is still challenged to spread the word about how easy it is to go solar to those living throughout the state. The best way to learn is to talk to someone who has had solar installed by us. They can speak about how easy their process was to go solar. There are many financing companies have now learned how solar works and can really integrate solutions with Massachusetts and Federal rebates and tax credits.Read More
Minnesota residents now have a new reason to go solar. The Xcel Energy Solar Rewards program strives to encourage consumers and businesses to do their part to improve the environment. Through the rebates offered by Xcel Energy, the process of installing solar panels on a home or office building can be made more affordable.Read More
While Massachusetts has made great strides toward a cleaner, healthier environment, there’s still room for improvement. The state’s air quality report card shows that in the past three years, many of its counties have experienced bad days, with millions of people at risk. With the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) program, consumers and businesses have an incentive for installing a solar energy system.Read More
Both businesses and consumers are interested in reducing their negative environmental impact. They realize that going solar can dramatically decrease their carbon emissions, while also helping them save money on their electrical bills, but making the conversion can be pricey. Unless someone is moving into a new building construction, there will be a cost associated with exchanging existing rooftops for solar panels. In the current economy, those extra funds are hard to come by.Read More
We’ve all heard about the benefits of going solar, but often the message doesn’t hit home until it has a local impact. On a global level, each person’s daily activities have an infinitesimal impact on the carbon emissions that are creating problems for the ozone layer.Read More
Consumers today are more interested than ever in taking steps to reduce their household’s impact on the environment. While most families may not be able to replace every appliance with more energy-efficient models, when it’s time to upgrade a washer or refrigerator, shoppers are increasingly asking for Energy Star ratings.Read More