Congress Extends Solar Investment Tax Credit for Five Years

December 18, 2015
Great news for businesses looking to go solar! On the heels of the landmark global climate agreement in Paris, the U.S. Congress today voted to extend the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar energy investments by five years.
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Now’s the Time for Businesses to Go Solar & Realize the Full 30% ITC

November 11, 2015
Unless Congress acts to extend it, the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for commercial solar energy projects will step down to 10% on December 31, 2016. The ITC has been a major factor in America’s solar industry growth, helping solar installations increase by an average 48% annually since implemented in 2006.
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What Does Hawaii’s Net Metering Closure Mean for Commercial Solar?

October 26, 2015
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission issued a ruling on October 13 that brings a halt to new net metering (NEM) applications on the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii’s net metering program was highly successful, and instrumental in fostering the development of our robust solar industry, which leads the country in per capita installed solar capacity.
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The Perfect Storm: Why Now is the Time to Seize the 30% Credit on Commercial and Industrial Solar

November 30, 2014
Although the 30% business investment tax credit (ITC) for installing solar expires at the end of 2016, the window for taking advantage of the ITC is actually much sooner. Unless Congress extends the ITC—which is an open question at this time—business owners should begin planning now for solar projects to be completed by the end of 2016.
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Three Key Commercial Solar Tax Incentives Fighting to be Extended in 2014

May 18, 2014
You can never truly predict what legislation will actually pass through Congress and get signed by the President. Nevertheless, there are several expiring solar tax benefits in the EXPIRE Act of 2014 that we hope will get extended and continue to benefit commercial solar installations.
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How to Calculate the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit

January 27, 2014
If you’re buying a solar energy system today, one of the most generous solar incentives that you’re entitled to is the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). But not everyone who goes solar is eligible to receive it, and for those who do, there are different ways to calculate it. Below is a FAQ layman’s guide to the solar federal ITC, but please confirm all of this information with your tax adviser.
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More Top States for Commercial and Large Scale Solar

August 21, 2013
Georgia, New York, and the Mid-Atlantic States, Plus Emerging Markets: In Part 1 of Top U.S. States for Commercial and Large Scale Solar, we showed how sun potential and progressive solar policies in California, Colorado, and Hawaii made for an excellent environment for commercial solar today. In Part 2, we’ll look at policies in Georgia, New York, and the Mid-Atlantic states.
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Golden State Solar More Affordable and Accessible than Ever

July 18, 2013
Bolstering our case that commercial solar continues to expand even as direct subsides fade into the sunset, last week the California Public Utilities Commission released its annual progress report on the California Solar Initiative (CSI), showing huge growth across the state.
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What About the Subsidy?

June 24, 2013
With over 150,000 commercial and residential solar power systems now online, California leads the nation’s clean energy economy. As a result of this growth more than $10 billion in private-sector investment has flowed into the clean energy sector, and solar today employs more than 25,000 professionals in the state. Millions of Californians enjoy the benefits of low-priced solar energy delivered by systems installed on homes, businesses, schools and public facilities.
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Solar and the Federal Investment Tax Credit

February 13, 2013
It’s tax time. Time to meet with your tax preparer and tally up with the man. A good time also to review one of the key benefits of residential and commercial solar – the federal solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – which allows solar owners to take a credit against their federal tax liability equal to 30% of the qualifying costs of the solar electric system.
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