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The IRS published a Private Letter Ruling last Friday, responding to a request to determine whether, the cost of installing energy storage to be integrated into a residential PV system would qualify as a “qualified solar electric property expenditure” eligible for the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
The agency noted that the energy storage system in question has software that controls the battery such that charging only occurs when the PV system is producing energy and only up to the solar array’s maximum output.
On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the massive tax bill. Formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – so-named because it cuts individual, corporate and estate tax rates, and the lower corporate tax rates are said to be a precursor to job creation – the bill went into history as “An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018,” courtesy of a technicality enforced by the Senate parliamentarian.
Since 2006, homeowners and property owners who installed solar panels in the United States could receive a federal tax credit. However, the 30% solar tax credit will decrease to only 26% in 2020 and finally to 22% in 2021. Then from 2022, there will no longer be a solar tax credit for homeowners, but commercial property owners may still be able to receive a credit of 10%. Find the full details on the Solar Tax Credit at EnergyStar.com.
A flurry of activity in the House and Senate to reconcile and pass a tax bill before the end of the year has raised concerns about how this bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, might impact homeowners' ability to afford energy efficiency and renewable energy home upgrades.
At Sol Reliable, we’ve been paying close attention to the impact the tax bill might have on PACE financing, which empowers homeowners to create more comfortable, safer, and healthier homes.
Although a battery back-up can work for your home even if you don’t have solar, if you’ve been thinking about how to lower your home’s monthly expenses and reduce your impact on the environment, going solar is where you should start. With financing, rebates, and incentives, including the 30% federal tax credit, there’s never been a better time to make the switch.
If you’re a homeowner who is considering making the switch to clean solar energy, then you probably already know that solar PV systems are more popular now than ever before. Solar power is growing so rapidly here in California, in fact, that legislation is being passed to help manage the massive influx of solar energy.
Making high-quality updates to your home can improve your day-to-day, while also helping you earn valuable equity. Spring is a great time to make updates to your home so you can enjoy them throughout the rest of the year. Energy-conscious updates, in particular, will help you stay more comfortable and increase energy bill savings.
For homeowners in the greater Los Angeles area who are considering switching to solar, there are a number of major changes on the horizon that should help speed up the decision process.
Spring has formally begun and brought longer and warmer days that have reenergized Southern California homeowners to start a variety of projects. If you’ve been itching to make some home improvements, but have been deterred by the investment, now is the perfect time to start with rebates from Energy Upgrade California and CaliforniaFIRST financing.
If you’re considering ways to invest in your home, you may have already thought of the obvious — like a kitchen remodel or a bathroom gut. But what if there was a way to add value to your home and make it more comfortable and affordable to live in right away?
Updating your home’s roof can be the answer you’re looking for. The average lifespan of a roof is somewhere around 20 years, although it can vary. So if your home’s roof is coming close to that mark or if you don’t even know how old your roof is, it’s time to start thinking about investing in an upgrade.