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Federal, State and Utility Rebates

Solar energy systems represent a smart investment opportunity for homeowners and businesses alike, delivering inexpensive power for decades. Federal, state, and local programs offset up to 60% of system through a variety of tax credits and rebates. Rebates and incentives vary from one city to another, and therefore can sometimes be confusing to identify and understand. Filing the appropriate documents to receive rebates can also be complex. Solar Energy Exchange, Inc. makes this process easy — we take care of all the paperwork!

The best way to ensure you are taking advantage of all available solar energy incentives is to contact your local Solar Energy Exchange, Inc. representative at (888) 323-7782 or schedule a Free Solar Evaluation here. As part of the free evaluation, we will provide you with the complete list of rebates and incentives to which you are entitled.

Federal Solar Tax Credit

The Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 includes the best Federal Solar Tax incentives in the history of solar power.

Federal Business Solar Energy Incentives

The incentives below may be available for businesses that invest in or purchase qualified solar energy equipment. They also apply to qualified home offices.

  • 30% Investment Tax Credit
  • 5-year Accelerated Capital Depreciation

California Property Tax Exemption for Solar Systems

Active solar energy systems (including photovoltaic systems) are not subject to property taxes, even though they immediately add value to your home!

Know Your Rights: California Solar Rights Act

On January 1, 2005, the latest amendment to the California Solar Rights Act became effective, prohibiting local governments from creating barriers to solar energy installations or using aesthetic considerations or unreasonable health and safety issues to prevent solar power system installations.

Use the following links to get the complete text of the latest amendments:

California Civil Code § 714: Prohibits local governments from creating unreasonable barriers for solar energy installations. Additionally, any reasonable restrictions cannot cost more than $2,000 and cannot reduce the efficiency of the solar energy system.

California Health & Safety Code § 17959.1: Prevents cities and counties from denying solar energy system installation permits unless there is substantial recorded evidence that it would have a specific, adverse impact on public health and safety.

California Government Code § 65850.5: Cities or counties shall approve solar energy installation applications or require a use permit if they believe there could be a specific, adverse impact upon public health and safety.

Solar Resources

  • For a complete and up-to-date list of state and local programs, please go to DSIRE, the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy
  • For more information on California rebates and incentives, visit Go Solar California. This Web site details the rebates for the California Solar Initiative and the New Solar Homes Partnership.
When you go with Solar Energy Exchange, Inc., we will manage all of the necessary paperwork with the CEC and your local utility to reserve and claim your rebate. To find out about the rebates and incentives for which you qualify, please contact us to schedule a Free Solar Evaluation.