Federal Stimulus Package Means Better Tax Credits for Homeowners Seeking Solar Power or Solar Hot Water
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Recently the President signed into action The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This bill, devoted to tax cuts and infrastructure projects, lifted the cap on the federal tax credit for residential solar hot water systems! The federal tax credit, originally capped at $2,000 is now 26% the total cost of the job. The act allows one to take the full 26% regardless of state rebates or financing.
Eliminating the cap for solar hot water systems will help make an investment more affordable and decreases the amount of time it takes for these systems to pay for themselves through energy and fuel savings. The changes to the tax credit for solar hot water in the stimulus bill match the federal tax credit already in place for solar power (PV) systems.
Another great piece of news is that when the stimulus package was signed into action a tax credit became available for high efficiency wood boilers. The new tax credit is 26%, up to $1,500 per household, for the purchase in 2009 and 2010 of a 75% efficient biomass-burning appliance.
If you would like to know more about how you can take advantage of the new stimulus bill, please contact ReVision Energy to get a quote for a system today!
Spring is approaching and there is no better time than now to think about a renewable energy system; start saving, and start reducing your dependence on fossil fuels.