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2017 Guide to California Solar Rebates: What Are They and Who Offers Them?

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As of early 2017, 10 utilities in California still offer solar rebates.

The golden age of California solar rebates – the time when homeowners could walk away with $2.50/watt from their utility just for installing solar on their roof – is long gone. Back in the late 2000s and early 2010s, pretty much any homeowner could get some fantastic rebates for going solar. It didn’t matter what utility you had – you could easily get thousands for your mid-sized solar installation.

Today, just 10 mostly small utilities offer rebates for solar installations. You might be wondering what happened? Did we go wrong somewhere? Do we no longer value solar?Continue reading

Alabama Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Alabama

Alabama solar would be a great option if only the state would be a little (okay, a lot) more supportive. It’s got sunny skies and fairly high electricity costs (at least when compared to some of its neighbors), but unlike many other states, it seems like Alabama is actively trying to discourage solar!

There’s no net metering, third-party ownership of Alabama solar is actually banned, and residents are eligible for only scant incentives. Unlike other states with burgeoning solar industries, there’s no promise of solar savings here. You’ll need to do your homework, study your savings and financial estimates, and install as cheaply as possible.

Thankfully, once your panels are up and running, you will actually be producing quite a bit of electricity thanks to Alabama’s great sunlight, but saving money will be a struggle.

Below, we’ve got all the info you need for going solar in Alabama, including savings estimates, as well as info on financing, solar policy, and available incentives.

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Rhode Island Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the Union, but there are some very big reasons why Rhode Island solar can be a big hit for you. Between the grant program, federal tax credit, and some absolutely insane performance payments offered in the state, there is more than enough here to make a strong financial argument for getting over the pre-solar jitters. The performance payments alone can total around $5,000 in savings over time! It is clear that the state government strongly endorses both current and future solar in the state, and Rhode Island homeowners enjoy some of the highest solar savings in the country!

Read on to find out more about how you could save a lot of money while positively impacting the environment at the same time!

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Louisiana Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Louisiana

To anyone seriously considering Louisiana solar, we're going to come right out and say that it is a challenging landscape to make a good return on your investment here. Policy in this state has been very generous in the past, but due to retroactive caps placed on their best incentive, many people are finding it difficult to make a choice to go solar.

In Louisiana, your desire for solar power must be strongly motivated by helping to save the environment and provide renewable energy for yourself to move away from using fossil fuels.

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Illinois Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Illinois

If you’re thinking about going solar in Illinois, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got everything you need to get informed. Below you’ll find info on savings, relevant state policies, and available incentives. In Illinois, solar is a great way to go, so take a look below to learn how.

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Iowa Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Iowa

Iowa has huge amounts of wind power. In fact, 34% of all electricity generated in Iowa is wind power. That’s a lot of renewable energy!

Unfortunately, solar generates precious little electricity in the state. There’s actually no large-scale solar farms in Iowa and all Iowa solar comes from small installations owned by homeowners or businesses.

Want to throw your name in with the solar lovers? Want to save some money and decrease your emissions? We’ve got all the information below to help you with your quest!

There’s information on solar savings in Iowa, relevant solar policies, and all the tax credits and exemptions you’re eligible for (and it’s quite a lot!). So start reading and then get out there and install your system!

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Michigan Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Michigan

Are you thinking about going solar in Michigan? Are you unsure about where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! We’ve compiled all the info you need to decide whether Michigan Solar is right for you.

Below you’ll find savings estimates as well as information on relevant solar policies and incentives. Once you’re through with this article, you’ll have everything you need to make an informed decision on whether going solar in the Great Lakes State is right for you.

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Georgia Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Georgia

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.

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Idaho Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Idaho

Idaho is famous for its beautiful mountains and clean air. You might not know that it’s also a haven for clean, renewable energy (80% of its electricity is from hydro)! With all this in mind, producing your own clean energy from ID Solar just seems to fit!

Even with the state’s low electricity rates and shaky net metering policies, you can still save thousands going solar by wisely choosing your financing and taking advantage of the federal and state tax incentives.

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Kansas Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Kansas

Kansas homeowners enjoy fantastic sunlight – perfect for solar - but the solar industry in the state is unfortunately hampered by unsupportive regulations and scarce incentives available to homeowners considering KS solar.

Don’t let all this get you down, though! If you choose your financing carefully and take advantage of all incentives, you can save money going solar in Kansas. Read on to learn about solar policy, incentives, and estimated savings.

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