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Solar incentives in the US

Mark Robinson

 

 

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) – This is a comprehensive database of state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. You can search for incentives and policies specific to each state and find information on solar power incentives.

EnergySage – This is an online marketplace that connects homeowners with solar installers. They also have a database of solar incentives and policies for each state, which can be a helpful resource.

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) – SEIA is a national trade association representing the solar industry. They have information on solar policies and incentives at the state level.

 

California:

  • California Solar Initiative: provides cash incentives for solar energy systems installed on homes and businesses.
  • Net Energy Metering: customers can receive credits for the excess electricity their solar systems generate.
  • Self-Generation Incentive Program: provides incentives for installing qualifying distributed energy resources, including solar photovoltaic systems.
  1. Texas:
  • Texas Solar PV Rebate Program: offers rebates for residential and commercial solar photovoltaic systems.
  • Solar and Wind Energy Property Tax Exemption: exempts the added value of solar and wind systems from property taxes.
  • Solar Rights Law: protects the right of homeowners to install solar energy systems on their property.
  1. Florida:
  • Solar Energy System Incentives: offers residential and commercial solar energy system rebates.
  • Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Property: exempts the added value of renewable energy systems from property taxes.
  • Sales Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment: exempts the purchase and installation of renewable energy systems from sales taxes.
  1. New York:
  • NY-Sun Incentive Program: offers incentives for the installation of solar energy systems.
  • Solar Equipment Tax Credit: a tax credit for purchasing and installing solar energy equipment.
  • Property Tax Exemption for Solar Energy Systems: exempts the added value of solar energy systems from property taxes.
  1. Pennsylvania:
  • Solar Energy Program: provides grants and loans for installing solar energy systems.
  • Solar Energy Tax Credit: a tax credit for purchasing and installing solar energy equipment.
  • Solar Renewable Energy Credits: provides credits for the generation of solar energy.
  1. Illinois:
  • Illinois Solar for All Program: offers incentives for installing solar energy systems for low-income households and communities.
  • Adjustable Block Program: provides incentives for installing solar energy systems for residential and small commercial customers.
  • Property Tax Exemption for Solar Energy Systems: exempts the added value of solar energy systems from property taxes.
  1. Ohio:
  • Solar Incentives Program: offers rebates for the installation of solar energy systems.
  • Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Property: exempts the added value of renewable energy systems from property taxes.
  • Sales Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment: exempts the purchase and installation of renewable energy systems from sales taxes.
  1. Georgia:
  • Georgia Power Renewable Energy Development Initiative: provides incentives for installing solar energy systems.
  • Solar Easements: protects the right of homeowners to receive sunlight for solar energy systems.
  • Property Tax Exemption for Solar Energy Systems: exempts the added value of solar energy systems from property taxes.
  1. North Carolina:
  • NC GreenPower: offers incentives for installing renewable energy systems, including solar ones.
  • Solar Rebate Program: provides rebates for the installation of solar energy systems.
  • Property Tax Exemption for Solar Energy Systems: exempts the added value of solar energy systems from property taxes.
  1. Michigan:
  • Solar Program: offers incentives for the installation of solar energy systems.
  • Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems: exempts the added value of renewable energy systems from property taxes.
  • Net Metering: customers can receive credits for excess electricity generated by their solar systems.

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