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Government Rebates


CSI Program (California Solar Initiative): EXPIRED

The California Solar Initiative rebates had applied to all investor-owned and municipal utilities in California. Incentives were awarded as a one-time, up-front payment based on expected performance. Currently the only utility in the Inland Empire with remaining incentives is Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES).

Solar 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC): ACTIVE

Congress has extended the Federal Solar Tax Credit though December 31, 2019. In 2020, the tax credit drops to 26%, and in 2021 it will be 22% after such time that it will be phased down to 10% over a period of 5 years. If a customer’s tax liability is not as large as the value of the solar tax credit, customers can carry forward tax credit for up to 3 years. This tax credit can also be deducted directly from a customer’s AMT liability. Please check with your tax professional for all rules and laws. Smart Solar Power makes no guarantees of tax savings due to each person having individual and specific tax needs.