“Solar is my favorite thing to talk about,” says former TXSES board Chair Micah Jasuta. “I’ve worked on multiple sides of the solar industry, from advocacy to design, sales and installation,” he said.
In this hour-long session, you’ll get the ABC’s of solar including how to choose a solar installer. If you’ve been thinking about going solar, this couldn’t be a more timely, valuable opportunity with one of the most knowledgeable in the field. Watch the video.
Homeowners Guide to the Federal Tax Credit for Solar PV
Solar photovoltaic systems put into operation in 2020 will be eligible for a 26% tax credit, and systems put into operation in 2021 will be eligible for a 20% tax credit. After 2021, there will be no residential tax credit unless Congress reauthorizes it, but a tax credit of 10% will be available for installations on commercial property. Energy efficiency upgrades are NOT eligible for the same tax credit. Click here to find out what state, utility, and local incentives you are eligible for. Fact sheet[PDF]
Conocedor de Energía Solar (Spanish version)
- Energy 101, U.S. Department of Energy video (2 min)
- 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
- Solar Energy Industries Association
- State activity, Solar Energy Industries Association
- National solar and energy efficiency organizations
- The Value of Solar, Solar United Neighbors
Go Solar Texas. The North Central Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
Choosing a Solar Installer by Micah Jasuta, former TXSES Board Member and longtime solar industry participant.
Questions to Ask a Solar Energy Salesperson, New York Solar Energy Society
Consumer Protection Resources, Interstate Renewable Energy Council