Wisconsin Home Solar

Wisconsin Solar Incentives

Bring Home the Benefits of Solar Power with Sunrun


Wisconsin’s solar panel price drop over the last five years.1


Wisconsin’s residential electricity rates vs. the national average.2


State electricity generation that will come from renewable energy sources by 2050.3

When you switch to solar in Wisconsin, you can generate your own clean energy to better control your electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint. The state also offers several solar incentives that could help you go solar for less.

As the country’s leading residential solar company,4 Sunrun works so you can gain energy freedom and security while ensuring you get the most solar benefits possible.

Tax Credits, Rebates, and Tax Exemptions for Solar Projects in Wisconsin*



Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)**

The 26% federal tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.5

Solar Energy System Property Tax Exemption

Property tax exemption on the added home value from a Wisconsin solar installation.6

Renewable Energy Sales Tax Exemption

5% home solar system state sales tax exemption.7,8

Focus on Energy Home Solar Energy Rebates

Eligible homeowners can get a $500 solar rebate in the purchase and installation of new solar panels in Wisconsin.9

Find out if You Qualify for Wisconsin Solar Incentives

Learn the Details of Wisconsin Solar Incentives

Buy and install a new home solar system in Wisconsin in 2021 and qualify for the 26% federal solar tax credit. The residential ITC drops to 22% in 2023 and ends in 2024.5

Average-sized 5-kilowatt (kW) system cost in Wisconsin: $13,644 Approximate system cost in Wisconsin after the 26% residential tax credit in 2021: $10,09710

When you purchase and install rooftop solar panels in Wisconsin, you won’t pay any property taxes.6 A solar panel installation in Wisconsin could also help you build home value.

When you purchase a new solar array in Wisconsin, you won’t pay any state sales and use tax.7 The exemption is for 100% of the sales tax on eligible home solar energy systems and could save you 5% right off the bat.8

If you’re a homeowner and decide to purchase a new photovoltaic (PV) system, you can receive up to $500 to offset the interconnect and permitting costs of installing your PV system.9

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*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 home solar system from Sunrun.

**We recommend contacting a tax professional to most accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.