A True 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for Solar Renewable Energy Systems

The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is currently a 30 percent federal tax credit claimed against the tax liability of residential (Section 25D) and commercial and utility (Section 48) investors in solar energy property. The Section 25D residential ITC allows the homeowner to apply the credit to his/her personal income taxes. Continue Reading

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Solar Renewable Energy System Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE)

Your Hedge Against Utility Inflation. An investment in a solar renewable energy system project will protect you from utility rate inflation. Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) analysis provides us with a “hurdle rate” (the levelized cost of energy), which can be compared to the expected change in utility rates (by Continue Reading

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Planning Your Solar System: a Ballpark Estimator

This estimator is designed for easy use and provides “ballpark” results based upon streamlined data entries and several default assumptions. A qualified professional can analyze your particular situation in greater detail, walk you through various system design options, and explain the benefits. To determine the Cost per Unit of energy Continue Reading

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Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) | How to make an Apples-to-Apples Comparison in Solar Renewable Energy System Construction Quotes

The USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance programs for a variety of rural applications. The Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA) and Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) program grantees assist rural small businesses and agricultural producers by providing energy audits, technical assistants and site assessments, and loan guarantees Continue Reading

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Power Purchase Agreement

A power purchase agreement (PPA), or electricity power agreement, is a contract between two parties, one which generates electricity (the seller) and one which is looking to purchase electricity (the buyer). The PPA defines all of the commercial terms for the sale of electricity between the two parties, including when Continue Reading

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