Homeowners Guide to the Federal Tax Credit for Solar PV
Thinking about going solar? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there’s a 26% tax credit for solar PV systems installed in 2021. Unless Congress renews it, the tax credit expires on December 31, 2021. Fact sheet [PDF]
Conocedor de Energía Solar (Spanish version)
For some good, unbiased information:
- Energy 101, a short two-minute video from the U.S. Department of Energy
- Renewable Energy 101 video from Green Mountain Energy
- The Basics of a PV System fact sheet
- Smarter House ACEEE website
- Zero Down Rooftop Solar Financing by Howard ‘Scot’ Arey, TXSES Chair
- DSIRE website Comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States
For additional information, check out these resources:
Go Solar Texas. The North Central Council of Governments (NCTCOG) website for those interested in learning about and looking to install solar on their homes and businesses. NCTCOG has also developed Texas-specific resources on best management practices for local governments whose citizens want to go solar.
Choosing a Solar Installer by Micah Jasuta, former TXSES Board Member and longtime solar industry participant.
Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power, Solar Energy Industries Association
Questions to Ask a Solar Energy Salesperson, New York Solar Energy Society.
Buying or building a new home, or know someone who is? Make sure that they ask for at least a “solar ready” home as defined in Appendix U of the 2015 International Residential Codes.
Also, you may wish to review our Frequently Asked Questions.
Commercial buildings (including multi-family rental property)
Most of the information contained under “Residences” above is applicable to installations on commercial buildings.
Go Solar Texas, see above
Solar Means Business, Solar Energy Industries Association
If an interest in installing solar energy on your own property has piqued your interest in what is going on in Texas or nationally with this wonderful energy resource, here are two additional pages on our website that you may wish to look at: