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PG&E rates are going up. According to the data downloaded from their website, the graph shows PG&E tariff rates have gone up in Tier 5 over 300% in the last nine years:
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Most solar systems are paid off in less than nine years.

Purchasing your solar system today is a hedge against the electric rate inflation of tomorrow.

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Federal Tax Credits: As part of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 : the Energy Improvement and Extension Act, extended the 30% federal solar investment tax credit for both residential and commercial solar installations for 8 years through December 31, 2016.

The Federal Investment Tax Credit for Residential is 30 percent of net system cost, capped at $2,000 (prior to 12/31/08 and no cap afterwards). It is a one-time credit, but may be carried forward (and possibly back) if not completely useable in the system installation tax year.

Tax incentives include tax credits and depreciation. The Federal Investment Tax Credit for Commercial and Business owned systems is 30 percent of net system cost with no cap. In the past, this credit could be carried forward fifteen or back three years. It's not clear if this has changed.

A source for information on all state and federal incentive programs around the country is available at the DSIRE project.

In addition, the Solar Energy Industries Association (www.seia.org) has put together a "Guide to Federal Tax Incentives for Solar Energy," available for free here.

Residential customers in higher income tax brackets see comparatively more value because residential electricity expenses are paid with after-tax dollars-they aren't tax deductible. Business owned systems may also be eligible for MACRS 5-year Accelerated Depreciation. For additional information on tax treatment, see the online version of the article here.

Note: The above information regarding taxes, tax credits and depreciation is meant to make the reader aware of these benefits, risks and potential expenses, and help avoid claims by aggressive salespeople. It is not tax advice, and the author is not a qualified tax professional. Please seek professional advice from a qualified tax advisor to check the applicability and eligibility before claiming any tax benefits or exemptions.

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