Depending on where your home or business is located and who your electrical utility provider is, there are many state, local, and utility company rebates available. Along with local, state, and federal tax incentives, these rebates significantly reduce the cost of implementing residential and commercial solar power systems.
Homeowners, commercial business owners, government organizations and non-profit organizations are offered various state rebates designed to be put toward installation and equipment costs for solar energy systems.
In addition to cash back incentives from the state of California, homeowners and businesses that purchase and install solar photovoltaic systems are also eligible for federal tax rebates (used IRS form 5695). Current federal law allows homeowners to claim tax credits for 30% of the cost of their solar PV system. Businesses are entitled to claim tax credits for 10 % of the cost of their system with no cap.To take advantage of these valuable incentives, make sure to keep copies of all documentation related to the purchase and installation of your system
Until Decembers 31, 2016, residents and commercial business owners may apply to be excluded from property tax equivalent to the increased value of a property due to the addition of a solar energy system.
Rebate awards are established on a per-watt AC basis. Other considerations include location and system size. Burth Electric will reserve and process these applications for you!
Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) - http://www.pge.com/solar/
Modesto Irrigation District (MID) - http://www.mid.org/rebates/solar/
Turlock Irrigation District (TID) – http://www.tid.org/for-business/rebates/solar-rebate-program
Merced Irrigation District (MID) - http://www.mercedid.org/solarprogram
Lodi Electric Utility (LEU) – http://www.lodielectric.com/business.html http://www.lodielectric.com/residential.html
For a comprehensive guide to solar power incentives and other renewable energy incentives in your state, go to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) at http://www.dsireusa.org/
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Ripon, CA 95366
Phone: (209) 609-8506
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