Solar energy receives substantial support from both the federal government and the State of Massachusetts in the form of tax credits, accelerated depreciation schedules, state utility regulations, and state specific clean energy credits. Visit www.dsireusa.org for up-to-date information on subsidies.
Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
The federal commercial tax for solar is equal to 30% of the installed cost of the project, with no cap. The credit was extended through 2016 in the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (“the bailout bill”). Eligibility for this tax credit is determined by a customer’s individual tax liability and should be evaluated with the help of your accountant or tax advisor.
Federal and State Tax Depreciation Schedule (MACRS)
Under the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System, businesses can depreciate solar PV as “five-year property.” The depreciable basis of a project is calculated as the installed cost less half the value of the federal investment tax credit. Under current rules, this works out to 85% of the installed cost.
Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC)
Our Burlington solar professionals at RevolusSun works extensively with multiple aggregation partners to help customers navigate their options and maximize the value of the SREC while minimizing risk.
Net Energy Metering (NEM)
Net energy metering is an incentive that furthers the deployment of renewable energy systems by allowing solar system owners to produce extra power during the most optimal solar producing times to offset some or all of their electrical load required during non-solar producing periods.
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