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Connecticut Solar Tax Incentives

Connecticut’s Future is Brighter with Solar Incentives

Despite its small size, Connecticut is ready to make big strides in solar. Thanks to its rebate program and other state incentives, Connecticut continues to pave the way for more and more of its millions of homeowners to go solar. Not only can we help you make sense of Connecticut’s solar incentives, we’ll help you take advantage of them so that you go solar hassle-free.

Connecticut Solar Incentives, Rebates and Tax Credits

Solar Savings Types Value of Savings
Residential Solar Investment Program Up to $0.46 per watt (depending on system size) 1
Sales Tax Exemptions Solar system sales tax exemption 2
Property Tax Exemptions Property tax exemption on added home value from solar system 3
Federal Solar Tax Credit 

26% of the final cost of the solar system4

**Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a solar system from Sunrun.

Residential Solar Investment Programs

Thanks to Green Bank’s generous Residential Solar Investment Programs,1 Connecticut makes sure that households are rewarded for going solar.

Available to households that buy a solar system, the Expected Performance-Based Buydown incentive (EPBB), gives solar system owners an upfront rebate through Green Bank once the solar installation is completed.

Want predictable savings? The Green Bank’s Performance-Based Incentive (PBI) allows households to go solar with little to no upfront cost. Through solar leases like Sunrun BrightSave, you can reduce the monthly cost of your sylar system based on its performance.

Sunrun also participates in Green Bank’s Low-to-Moderate (LMI) PBI2 incentive program, which allows households making 100% of the area’s median income or lower to take advantage of the benefits of solar. Because when we say solar for all, we mean it.

Sales and Property Tax Exemptions

If you purchase a home solar system in Connecticut, you’ll also be exempt from the sales tax.4 That’s a pretty big deal, considering buying your solar system outright comes with a hefty price tag. You’ll also be exempt from paying additional property taxes, so that the value added to your home when you go solar is subtracted from the assessed value of your property.5

Federal Solar Tax Credit

In addition to Connecticut’s solar tax credits, you’d also be eligible for the federal solar tax credit6  if you buy your own solar system outright.* Currently, the federal solar tax credit gives you a dollar-for-dollar reduction against your federal income tax equal to 30% of the final cost of solar energy systems you install on your home. Starting in 2020, the tax credit will step down to 26%, and then again to 22% in 2021. After 2021, the tax credit for residential solar ends. We can help you maximize on all the solar savings available to you.

Own Your System and Your Savings

Our BrightBuy™ and BrightAdvantage™ plans give you the chance to buy your own solar system outright or through a hassle-free loan. We’ll create a customized agreement based on your individual needs. You’ll also get a free, custom solar design that meets the unique needs of your home and lifestyle.

Want all the perks of solar without the hassle? Our BrightSave plans pass down Connecticut’s solar savings in the form of a lower electricity bill. We also take care of the system’s maintenance and repairs so never have to lift a finger.

Take advantage of the Connecticut solar incentives available. See why other customers have chosen to go solar with Sunrun. Want to see how much you could save? Get your free quote today.

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