Let’s not beat around the bush: it’s hard to save money going solar in Georgia. The once-wonderful GA solar state tax credit is now expired, utilities aren’t required to offer net metering, and there are very few financial incentives or rebates to drop the total investment cost.
However, with some good planning and by taking advantage of the federal tax credit, you can still save money going solar in Georgia. Take a look below for savings estimates as well as information on solar policy and incentives to help you on your solar journey.
Till rooftop solar appeared on the scene, renting power from an electric company was the default option. You just had the power turned on when you moved in. You didn’t have to get a PhD in understanding the economics of whatever power they used. You just rented it. You didn’t have to undergo a credit check to see if you’d pay the monthly bill. They just cut you off if you didn’t pay. Tough, but simple. An easiest path decision.
Where do you think the fastest growing solar market in the nation is right now? Massachusetts? California? Texas?
Yes, the Peach State installed over 90 megawatts of solar in 2013. By attracting over $600 million in private clean energy investments over the last five years, it looks as though Georgia is now growing faster than other big solar states.Continue reading