Solar incentives

Solar incentives and rebates can save you thousands of dollars on installing solar panels. This is our one-stop-shop for all things incentives, including how they work, where they're available, and how much you can save.

Xcel Energy customers in Colorado can take advantage of new and revamped incentives for solar and storage

Ben Zientara

November 8, 2022

Xcel Energy customers in Colorado can take advantage of new and revamped incentives for solar and storage

Xcel Energy Colorado will provide new incentives that will help spread the benefits of clean energy to a wide range of Colorado residents. Learn more here.

Homeowner’s guide to New York’s Megawatt Block solar incentive program

Catherine Lane

September 20, 2022

Homeowner’s guide to New York’s Megawatt Block solar incentive program

A breakdown of New York’s Megawatt Block incentive program that can save homeowners thousands of dollars when installing solar panels.

Explained: Green Mountain Power’s Bring Your Own Device program

Catherine Lane

April 18, 2022

Explained: Green Mountain Power’s Bring Your Own Device program

A breakdown of how Green Mountain Power’s Bring Your Own Device energy storage incentive program works and if it’s a good choice for Vermont homeowners.

Eversource New Hampshire: solar incentives, payback period & more

Ben Zientara

April 14, 2022

Eversource New Hampshire: solar incentives, payback period & more

Explaining how home solar works with Eversource, including how to reduce upfront costs, finding incentives & rebates, and determining average payback times.

Illinois renews its best solar incentive under Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

Ben Zientara

October 4, 2021

Illinois renews its best solar incentive under Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

The Illinois Shines Adjustable Block Program was renewed as part of Illinois' new Climate And Equitable Jobs Act. Find out what this means for solar system owners in the state.

New Jersey finalizes successor solar incentive program

Catherine Lane

July 30, 2021

New Jersey finalizes successor solar incentive program

Explaining how much New Jersey’s new successor solar incentive program can save homeowners and what it means for the state’s solar industry.

The complete guide to New Jersey SRECs

Catherine Lane

May 14, 2021

The complete guide to New Jersey SRECs

A breakdown of the NJ SREC program, including what it is, how much SRECS are worth, and how homeowners can make money by selling them.

NJ Successor Program: What’s next now that SRECs are done?

Catherine Lane

April 16, 2021

NJ Successor Program: What’s next now that SRECs are done?

New Jersey released a proposal for the Successor Program that will replace the popular NJ SREC solar incentive.

Big changes on the horizon for California net metering for 2022

Ben Zientara

February 12, 2021

Big changes on the horizon for California net metering for 2022

California regulators are changing how solar owners connect to the grid & get credit for solar energy. The changes could greatly affect the solar industry.

The 26% solar tax credit has been extended until 2023

Catherine Lane

December 22, 2020

The 26% solar tax credit has been extended until 2023

Congress has extended the 26% solar tax credit as part of their coronavirus relief package.

Net metering vs. solar battery storage - which makes the most financial sense?

Ana Almerini

December 18, 2020

Net metering vs. solar battery storage - which makes the most financial sense?

What saves you more money, net metering or solar batteries? It depends on which net metering option your state provides. Find out what will save you the most.

Federal solar tax credit: frequently asked questions

Ben Zientara

September 29, 2020

Federal solar tax credit: frequently asked questions

We answer the most frequently asked questions about the federal solar tax credit, otherwise known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).