Ithaca’s Solar Incentives

Interested in making the move to solar? Here’s a list of some financial incentives being offered for solar systems this year.

Residential Solar Sales Tax Exemption program
  • State: NY
  • Eligible technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics
  • Expires: December 1st, 2014

Exempts the sale and installation of residential solar-energy systems from the state’s sales and compensating use taxes.

Find out if your county is exempt from these taxes!

Solar & Fuel Cell Tax Credit program
  • State: Nationwide
  • Eligible technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
  • Expires: December 31st, 2016

A taxpayer may claim a credit of 25-30% of qualified expenditures for a solar system that serves a dwelling unit located in the United States and used as a residence by the taxpayer.

Learn more here!

Green Building Tax Credit program
  • State: New York
  • Eligible technologies:Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics
  • Expires: December 31st, 2010

Offers tax credits that can be applied against corporate taxes, personal income, insurance corporation taxes and banking corporation taxes.

Learn more here!

NYSERDA Solar PV Program
  • State: New York
  • Eligible technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Expires: December 31st, 2015

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides cash incentives for the installation by Eligible Installers of new grid-connected Solar Electric or Photovoltaic (PV) systems that are 50 kW or less for commercial sites. Cash incentives are available for qualified customers who wish to install PV systems through applications submitted by an “Eligible Installer.”

Learn more at NYSERDA’s website!

For more information feel free to visit our Solar Incentives Database, which features an updated directory of solar incentives by state.

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