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Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC): This is a significant federal tax credit for solar energy systems installed on residential (under Section 25D) and commercial (under Section 48) properties. The ITC allows you to deduct a percentage of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes.

State Tax Credits: Some states offer additional tax credits for solar energy, which can be used in conjunction with the federal ITC.

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs): In some states, solar system owners can earn SRECs for the electricity their system generates. These certificates can then be sold to utility companies, which use them to meet renewable energy requirements.

Net Metering: Many states have net metering policies that allow residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to feed electricity they do not use back into the grid. This can provide credits on utility bills.

Rebates: Some states, local governments, and utilities offer cash rebates for solar energy installations. Rebates can reduce the cost of the system significantly. 


Performance-Based Incentives (PBIs): Under PBIs, a solar system owner is paid based on the amount of electricity their system produces. This is often measured in cents per kilowatt-hour.


Property Tax Exemptions: Some states and local municipalities offer property tax exemptions on the added home value from the installation of a solar energy system.


Sales Tax Exemptions: Certain states provide exemptions from sales tax for purchasing solar energy systems.


Utility-Specific Incentives: Some utilities offer incentives independently of state or federal programs. These can include rate discounts, financing programs, or additional rebates.

PACE Financing: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs allow homeowners and commercial property owners to finance the upfront cost of solar and other energy improvements, which are then paid back over time through property taxes.

USDA REAP Grants: For rural businesses and agricultural producers, the USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) offers grants and loan guarantees for renewable energy systems, including solar.

Community Solar Programs: These programs allow multiple individuals to benefit from a single, shared solar array, which can be installed on- or off-site. Credits from the solar array offset the electricity bills of the participants.

Please be aware that all solar incentives and rebates are subject to approval, and may vary based on locality, regional regulations, and individual/business tax status. The information provided here is for general guidance only and may not reflect the most current developments in solar incentives. To fully understand the nature and applicability of incentives for your specific solar project, it is crucial to consult with a representative from Solar Mason. Our representatives are equipped with the latest information and can offer personalized assistance tailored to your unique situation and requirements.

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