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
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)
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.