Rebates and Tax Incentives

Rebates & Tax Incentives

Rebates and other tax incentives can cut the cost of solar, battery backup, and solar hot water for your home, allowing you to see a return on your investment faster than you ever imagined. But these solar rebates and tax incentives cannot last forever. As time passes and rebate funds expire, the consumer savings are also reduced. Don’t wait; go solar now. Here are just a few incentives available for residential solar power, solar hot water, and battery backup systems.


CSI/SCE           SGIP – $.40/Wh for battery backup systems.

LADWP           Residential $.25 per watt. Commercial $.30 per watt.

PG&E               SGIP – $.40/Wh for battery backup systems.

Solar Domestic Hot Water – up to $4,366.

SoCalGas        SGIP – $.40/Wh for battery backup systems.

Solar Domestic Hot Water – up to $4,366

Federal, Investment Tax Credit

30% Energy Credit, IRS Form 5695

Federal, Agricultural Credits

10% Investment Credit, IRS Form 3468

Federal, Depreciation

Section 179 Deduction (up to $1,000,000 for 2018) IRS Form 4562

5-Year MACRS Depreciation

100% Bonus Depreciation

State, Property Tax Exempt

Solar installations are completely exempt from property tax.
(California Revenue and Taxation Code Section 6353.5)

Property Value

A historic increase of 3% in property resale value


5-7 year return on investment, 25 year positive after-tax cash flow
(It compares favorably to a 15% tax-free CD)

*As always, please consult your tax advisor.