Connecticut Incentives

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Connecticut Solar Power

Connecticut ranks twelfth in the U.S. for solar power capacity per capita. This ranking places the state just outside the top ten solar energy producing states in the country. In an effort to increase the number of solar panels Connecticut, the state launched a campaign in 2012 known as Solarize Connecticut.

With $27 million in backing from utility ratepayers, the program’s primary goal is to lower the cost of residential solar installation. Thanks to the program’s initial investment, 2,160 contracts for residential solar panels CT were approved in Connecticut between the start of 2012 and end of 2013. Annual earmarks of $9 million and continued outreach ensure this number will continue to increase in 2014 and beyond.

State Tax Incentives

The state of Connecticut has two tax incentives for residents who invest in solar panels CT. The first is a sales tax incentive. This incentive fully exempts certain types of solar panel installation CT from sales and use tax. In order to receive the 100% exemption, the buyer must fill out a specific form. More specifically, if a homeowner decides to buy solar panels Connecticut, he needs to fill out the CERT-140 form at the time of purchase. Our solar installers CT will help homeowners by providing them with more information on the administrative tasks that need to be completed.

In March 2012, Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority launched a new residential investment program for solar photovoltaics. This program provides rebates for 5 and 10-kilowatt size systems.

Purchasers can receive a rebate of $2.275 per watt for up to 5 kilowatts, and then $1.075 per watt rebate for up to 10 kilowatts. While the contractor is responsible for handling the paperwork associated with this rebate, an installer that’s been approved by CEFIA must do the work. Most solar panel installer New Haven possess such a certification because we make sure to work with the best of them at 123SolarPower. Visit our friends at Dsire to learn about all 51 state level energy savings opportunities.

Federal Tax Incentives

State residents can also take receive additional tax credits for using Connecticut solar panels. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, which has significantly expanded since its introduction, offers a federal tax credit that can cover up to 30% of the costs associated with using renewable energy.

Applying for the credits provided by this act is as easy as including IRS Form 5695 when you file your tax return. The form includes all the information you need to calculate your renewable energy system’s total costs. Once you add the calculated amount of the credit to your 1040, if it happens to be larger than what you owe, the excess amount will be carried over to the next year.

Because of the state and federal tax credits that are currently available, if you want to save money and the environment, now is the perfect time to take the first step towards residential solar power. Learn about the 123SolarPower advantage Today.

Help For All Connecticut Residents

123SolarPower is your destination for solar energy solutions and solar panels for sale Connecticut. Our partners carry the most advanced equipment in the industry. Every solar panel CT that you install at your home can provide a variety of benefits. To receive a free estimate on installation costs, and learn more about the savings available to you specifically please fill out the above form for our experts. If you prefer to speak with one of our solar power experts call us at: 800-294-2397.

Frequently Asked Questions

When making any modifications to the home, questions always arise. In order to discern whether adding solar panels is a good idea for a given home, having answers to the most frequently asked questions can help. These answers can not only help a homeowner decide whether or not to install solar panels on their home, but they may also help to alleviate some fears and/or concerns that homeowners have about solar power.

Will solar panels benefit my home if I do not have constant access to the sun?

It is a myth that only sunny places like California and Hawaii can benefit from the installation of solar panels. While solar panels do generate more power in areas that have more access to the sun, there are solar panels that are capable of capitalizing on diffused solar rays. These are the kind of solar rays that fall on overcast days.

What incentives are available to me?

There are many incentives in place to help convince homeowners to install solar panels. For example there are tax credits at both the state and federal levels. While the tax credit value varies by state, to the credit ranges to upwards of 25% on installation up to $1,000. Furthermore, most solar power devices are sales tax exempt. The federal tax credit is 30% on installation with no limit. For more information about tax incentives in your state, call 800-294-2397 to speak with a solar consultant.

What is the difference between on the grid and off the grid?

On the grid refers to one still being attached to the electric grid and essentially creates a solar/electric hybrid system. Off the grid refers to relying solely on solar power as the home is completely disconnected from any electric grid.

While solar panels may be expensive to install, the long-term savings (both personally and as a member of society) really outweigh the upfront costs. Moreover, the tax breaks available (through 2016) can also help to recoup some of the costs.

Adding solar panels to your home can benefit you in many ways—including tax credits and a decrease in your electric bill. For more information, please complete the online form or call 800-294-2397.

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