State solar incentive programs vary among states and utility companies. Many states offer solar rebates for home solar power systems, in addition to the Federal Tax Credit. When you go solar with Sunrun, we manage all the applicable solar rebates and immediately pass on the benefits in the form of a lower upfront cost. With Sunrun, there's no waiting and no paperwork. Solar incentives vary among states and even among utility companies within the same state. In addition, rebate levels change frequently and are decreasing in many states. For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about current state incentive level, see DSIRE (the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy).
Learn more about solar rebates and incentives by state:
Even if your state doesn’t offer solar rebates, you may still be eligible for Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). In some states, you can earn and sell credits for the electricity your solar system produces. Visit our Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) page to learn more.
Finally, the Federal government offers a solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that can help you go solar. The ITC, created in 2005 (and renewed in December 2015 for an additional five years), is one of the most important components of the federal government’s support of solar energy, and is available in all states - even the ones with no state rebates or SRECs1. It is a 30 percent investment tax credit for commercial and residential solar systems. In other words, the ITC lets homeowners deduct 30% of the cost of their solar system from their federal taxes. Furthermore, if a homeowner isn’t expecting to pay taxes in the year he or she installed their solar system, they can roll the solar tax credit over to the next year.