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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A Solar Renewable Energy System Case Study | SOL DOMINIQUE II

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Residential Customer with a $1,000 Bill to a $16 average in 2018. PG&E’s Tiered Rate Plan (E-1). This rate plan has two pricing levels, known as “tiers,” which are based on how much energy you use. It also includes a High Usage Surcharge when 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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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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USDA Office of Rural Development | Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Loan Guarantees and Grants

USDA Office of Rural Development (RD) is an agency with the United States Department of Agriculture which runs programs intended to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Rural Development has a loan portfolio over $224.5 billion, and administers nearly $16 billion in program loans, loan guarantees, and grants through their programs. Rural Continue Reading

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