Current Solar Incentives: Lowering The Cost Of Solar Power

GOOD NEWS! Going Solar in Washington is Now More Affordable and Cost Effective than Ever Before!

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of a wide range of Washington State and Federal government incentive programs to offset your renewable energy system and solar panel costs, making your solar electric system more affordable, cost effective and more profitable than ever before!

30% Federal Tax Credit

Get a 30% Federal Government tax credit for solar electric systems!  Solar power now is an even smarter, more affordable investment thanks to the Federal Government.  On your next tax filing, you’ll be entitled to claim a 30% tax credit from the total cost of your solar system.  And if you don’t have enough tax liability in the current year to take full advantage of this 30%, you can spread the credit over 2 years, or spread it out until your 2016 tax return filing.  Thereby ensuring that you receive the maximum benefit possible under this great incentive program!  

100% off Washington State Sales Tax 

Through June 30th, 2018, on systems smaller than 10kW.  On systems that are larger that 10 kW, there will be a 75% tax rebate on Washington Sales Tax.  

Washington State Production Incentive Program 

The State of Washington, in an effort to promote renewable electricity generation, is purchasing solar generation at $.15/kWh until July 2020. If the inverter is manufactured in Washington state the $.15 is boosted to $.18/kWh. Solar modules made in WA earn $.36/kWh and if both model and inverter are made in WA you earn $.54/kWh.  This production incentive pays you for the solar power you generate for use in your home and also what you share back to the grid with Net Metering.

Net Metering 

All Solar electricity generated that is not used at time of generation will be fed back to the utility grid, so that your green power can be used by other people.  During these times your utility meter will actually run backwards so that you are credited for this power.  Your utility bill at the end of the month will be the difference between what you generated and consumed.  For those summer months that you generate more than you consume, these “credits” will be forwarded to you the next month.  Not only do you offset your electric bill by every solar kWh you generate, but you get the 6170 incentives for every single solar kWh… even the kWh that you use!

5-Year Accelerated Depreciation for Home Based Businesses

Some home-based businesses can qualify for a full 5-year MACRS accelerated depreciation tax deduction on the entire cost of your solar electric system.

Increased Appraised Value of Your Property

Adding a solar energy system to your home adds to the resale value of your home and makes it more attractive to prospective buyers.  Interested in saving money and helping the environment?  Contact us to take advantage of these great cost saving solar incentives.  Going solar makes cents!

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