Financing Your Home Solar Power Systems with Solar Power Rebates, Grants and Incentives
Financing your home solar power systems may be the one thing holding you back from finally pulling the trigger on your newly planned solar project. Well below are several resources to help you find the funding you need to get your project off the ground by way of solar power grants, solar power rebates, solar power loans, solar power tax credits and/or solar power incentives from the local or federal government.
The hands down best place to start your search however is the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE). The wonderful people at the North Carolina State University Solar Center have been kind enough to build a large database of the most up-to-date information on all the solar power grants, rebates, loans, tax credits and incentives.
The list is all inclusive and is constantly being updated, so you know you are getting the most current information. What’s also awesome is that each listing also includes the contact information right there so that you can contact a real life person to ask further questions and gain better insight as to whether your project is a good candidate.
Before you jump in though take a closer to look to take a look at all the options that might be applicable to your project before wasting your money on expensive long distance phone bills. Some will be more worth your time than others depending on the purpose of your solar project. At the same time though don’t discount an option just because you think it might not be applicable to your project. Here they are in no particular order (click on each title for more information about them):
Solar Power Financing Options
Solar Power Incentives: These are incentives (things that motivate you financially to start a solar project through tax credits, grants, loans, etc.) that the local or state government have created to entice you to go solar…[more info]
Now that you know how to fund your system, get moving…