A home solar project must be fully operational** by Dec. 31, 2019 to qualify for the 30% Solar Federal Tax Credit.There is some misinformation regarding “Safe Harbor” that is being communicated to homeowners that are interested in solar. We want to make sure that homeowners wanting to invest in solar have the correct information. Residential home solar energy systems must be fully operational by Dec. 31, 2019 to qualify for the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit. There are several steps along the way of a solar installation that could make “fully operational” impossible if started too late in the year. Factors include:
- Equipment. Experienced installers have been stocking up on equipment since the end of 2018/beginning of 2019, predicting a shortage towards the end of 2019. Anything from solar panels to racking pieces and parts could be difficult to purchase late in the year.
- Permits/Inspections. AHJ’s (authority having jurisdiction; typically the local building department) work at different paces. Some faster than others. If an AHJ is innundated with projects year-end, they may not get to yours.
- Utility interconnection agreements. Utilities also run on different time schedules, some more responsive than others. Toward the end of the year, this process could run slower.
Our mission at Good Energy Solutions is to provide our customers with honest, real solutions to reduce their fossil fuel consumption and lower their long term energy costs. “Energy with Integrity” isn’t just a company slogan, it’s how we do business.
Founded in 2007 by Kevin and Shana Good, Good Energy Solutions has earned a reputation for our expert reliable service, long workmanship warranties, and quality commercial and residential solar installations.
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