Montana Incentives

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Montana Solar Power Trends

Montana is a prime target for growth in solar power use as a renewable energy resource. Not currently ranked among the country’s leading solar power giants, Montana’s summer climate and topography provide a great investment opportunity for residential solar panels Montana and businesses within the state. With systems expected to pay recoup costs and more within 15 to 20 years, and Montana seeing one of the greatest returns on investment in the country (between $20,000 and $30,000 over 20 years), solar power is expected to flourish in the coming years. The unique landscape and sunlight exposure makes now the time to buy solar panels Montana!

State Tax Incentives

Montana has made a number of state tax incentives available to local businesses and residents who choose to use solar power. The Residential Alternative Energy System Tax Credit amounts to the cost of the resident’s energy system up to $500 per individual or $1000 per household. What’s more, Montana has a Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax Exemption available for a variety of technologies including passive solar space heat, solar water heat, solar thermal electric, solar thermal process heat, and photovoltaic systems. This exemption amounts to a 100% off any increased property value tax for 10 years based on an investment of $20,000 for a single-family system.

Also available in Montana are various utility rebate programs from providers such as Black Hills Power, Flathead Electric Cooperative, Montana-Dakota Utilities, Northwestern Energy, and Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative.

Federal Tax Incentives

Federal tax incentives for solar systems are also available to residents and businesses who invest in renewable energy systems. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 provides a 30% investment tax credit on installation and use of photovoltaic, solar heating and cooling, and solar concentration systems to encourage national use of renewable energy sources. The federal incentive helps reduce the cost burden of solar panel installation Montana by allowing users to receive tax credit for using solar power.

This tax credit is available through 2016 thanks to the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, so any credits that your solar system generates beyond your yearly income tax is carried over to next year’s tax return. Filing for your 30% tax credit on qualifying systems is simple enough. All that is required is an additional form (IRS form 5695) to be included with your yearly tax return.

Help For All Montana Residents

123SolarPower is best resource for reliable solar panels for sale Montana and the installation of advanced solar power systems. With access to high tech equipment and highly trained experts, our team is ready to provide your home or business with the latest in solar power solutions. Our local providers can walk you through the state specific science, savings, and use of solar panel Montana. Interested in receiving a free solar evaluation and estimate of installation costs? Just fill out the form above or call us at 800-294-2397 to speak with a solar expert. When you think solar panels for sale Montana, think 123SolarPower.

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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