Posts Tagged ‘solar tax rebate’

The Lights Go On For Government Incentives for Solar Energy

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

The march to solar energy is on – and the United States has a lot to do to catch up with some other countries that are leading the way. Although there are those would like to think that the desire to reduce one’s carbon footprint is sufficient to convince Americans to go solar, the experience in other countries shows that only cold hard cash, and not the sun’s rays, will convince consumers to leave their fossil fuel lives behind. This opinion piece discusses various government incentive programs available to consumers in the United States who are contemplating placing solar panels on their roofs.

Solar Tax Rebate Forgets Solar Hot Air Heating

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

We just received from one of our manufacturers information that the draft solar tax rebate has forgotten solar hot air heating. As we get more information, we will post it, but in the meantime, you may want to write to your representatives to let them know about this oversight. Here is a draft letter circulating: “We are contracting you in reference to solar air heating and requesting that the federal solar tax rebate be expanded to include SRCC certified solar hot air heating to the federal listing of eligible tax incentives. Our new President has stated that he wants to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy yet one of the most cost-effective and efficient solar systems that can achieve his goal has been overlooked.”