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What is NEM 3.0 and How Will it Impact California Solar Owners? Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) in New Jersey What is California's Solar Bill of Rights? Here's Everything You Need to... Massachusetts SMART Solar Program: Complete Overview of New Incentive 2018 Midterm Election Results: Renewable Energy Wins and Losses BREAKING: California Governor Signs SB100 for 100% Renewable Power by 2045 Mayor Garcetti and LADWP Launch New Attic Insulation Incentive LADWP Solar Incentive Program Ends Beginning of 2019 How Net Metering Policies Work in Florida Solar Policy Update - The Latest Home Solar Laws in Florida 2018 Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Pricing in Florida California SGIP Home Battery Incentive Tiers Fill and Rebates Drop Solar Tariffs Update 2018: Protecting American Solar Jobs Act California Will Require Solar for New Homes New York City's Solar Property Tax Abatement Ends Soon What is Net Energy Metering for Solar? Con Edison’s Megawatt Block Incentive is Lowering Soon Maryland Becomes First State to Offer Tax Credit for Home Batteries The Three Steps to Going Solar in San Francisco First Steps to Go Solar with LADWP Free Home Energy Improvements from Los Angeles DWP New York's Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals 5 Things to Know About Going Solar in ConEdison New York Home Solar Rebates in California - 2017 Update Save Big by Going Solar in Washington State 5 Reasons to Go Solar in Massachusetts Going Solar in Washington State is a No-Brainer New York Solar Incentives are Running Out Soon It's Time to Consider Going Solar in Washington D.C. California Senator Wants to Require Solar Installations on All New Roofs What is the Best Way to Go Solar in Westchester and What... The Top 4 Home Solar Policy Developments of 2017 LA County's New, Cheaper Energy Option for SoCal Edison Customers Wisconsin Solar Incentives and Benefits Oregon Solar Incentives and Benefits Minnesota's Solar Incentives and Benefits Are Better Than Ever The Nuts and Bolts of California's Self Generation Incentive Program It's Time To Go Solar in Washington Solar Rebates in California: Full Breakdown It's Time to Consider Going Solar in Rhode Island Time of Use Rate Impact on Residential Electricity Costs: A Southern California... NYC Solar Incentives and Property Tax Abatement for Solar Photovoltaics San Diego: #2 Best Solar City in the US Newark: A Top 20 Solar City — You Got a Problem With... San Jose: #5 Best Solar City in the US Four Shots at a Solar Revival in Nevada Party for Solar Incentives California Net Metering 2.0 Update Massachusetts Solar Rebates & Incentives California Solar Rebates and Incentives FAQs Videos

What is NEM 3.0 and How Will it Impact California Solar Owners?

Even with the federal solar tax credit back at 30% until 2032, Californians have a reason to go solar sooner than later. The California Public...

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Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) in New Jersey

Believe it or not, solar renewable energy certificates are among some of the best solar incentives in New Jersey. At 15.78¢/kWh, electricity rates are 32.83%...

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What is California's Solar Bill of Rights? Here's Everything You Need to...

California state leaders keep proving again and again that the Golden State is the best state for solar and clean energy innovation. First, state regulatorsrequired...

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Massachusetts SMART Solar Program: Complete Overview of New Incentive

Massachusetts’ extremely successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) II Program closed, but this doesn’t mark the end of the state’s commitment to clean energy. The...

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2018 Midterm Election Results: Renewable Energy Wins and Losses

There was so much to follow in the 2018 midterms. Overall, we’d consider the election results in a step in the right direction towards a...

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BREAKING: California Governor Signs SB100 for 100% Renewable Power by 2045

California legislators are making strides in fulfilling their commitment to electricity generated from zero-carbon sources. The new deadline? 2045. After Governor Brown’s signature today, Senator...

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Mayor Garcetti and LADWP Launch New Attic Insulation Incentive

There’s no question that Los Angeles is heating up.Increasingly frequent heat waves, wildfires, and power outages throughout the greater Los Angeles area have put excess...

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LADWP Solar Incentive Program Ends Beginning of 2019

Solar.com’s office building, the La Kretz Innovation Campus, is in fact owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. It’s exciting for us...

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How Net Metering Policies Work in Florida

Net energy metering (NEM) is a system that has been in place for over a decade across multiple states in the US and has provided...

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Solar Policy Update - The Latest Home Solar Laws in Florida

Solar has been getting a lot of attention in the past couple of years in Florida, and there is a reason why. Not only has...

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2018 Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Pricing in Florida

With the nickname “The Sunshine State,” you would think that Florida would be one of the best states in the country for going solar....

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California SGIP Home Battery Incentive Tiers Fill and Rebates Drop

California was a dark place (sometimes) in 2000 and 2001. The sunny state was experiencing power blackouts due to demand overload on the grid....

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Solar Tariffs Update 2018: Protecting American Solar Jobs Act

You probably heard about the solar tariffs when they made headlines earlier this year. There’s a new update worth mentioning. The Protecting American Solar...

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California Will Require Solar for New Homes

California just took a major step forward in their renewable energy effort by becoming the first state in the US to require new homes and...

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New York City's Solar Property Tax Abatement Ends Soon

UPDATE: On November 5, 2018, the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Assembly Bill A10150 and extended the New York City Property Tax Abatement two...

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What is Net Energy Metering for Solar?

Net energy metering (NEM) is a system that allows solar panel owners to store their solar energy in an existing electrical grid. Through NEM, a...

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Con Edison’s Megawatt Block Incentive is Lowering Soon

Since 2014, Con Edison has given its customers in New York access to NY-Sun’s Megawatt Block Incentive, which gives solar panel owners a rebate based...

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Maryland Becomes First State to Offer Tax Credit for Home Batteries

Maryland has become the first state in the country to offer an income tax credit for energy storage systems, making going green even cheaper for...

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The Three Steps to Going Solar in San Francisco

If you live in San Francisco, you’ve no doubt seen the blossoming solar network around you. The process of switching to solar energy might seem...

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First Steps to Go Solar with LADWP

LADWP wants to encourage Angelenos to choose clean energy. Solar energy contributes to a healthier city and supports the burgeoning local solar industry. If you...

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Free Home Energy Improvements from Los Angeles DWP

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will work with eligible customers to upgrade their home electricity and water efficiency for free. Does it...

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New York's Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals

As the federal government has shied away from confronting climate change, the responsibility is starting to fall on the individual states and their own climate...

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5 Things to Know About Going Solar in ConEdison New York

So, you’re a ConEdison customer in New York and looking into solar. Rest easy – you’re located in one of the most solar-friendly areas in...

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Home Solar Rebates in California - 2017 Update

Solar rebates save. They take the edge off the initial investment of going solar, which leads to even more savings on energy costs. In fact,...

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Save Big by Going Solar in Washington State

Washington State recently announced major changes to their solar incentive programs that will go into effect this October. While some incentives have been discontinued, new...

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5 Reasons to Go Solar in Massachusetts

Homeowners in Massachusetts can take advantage of some of the best prices and incentives when they go solar through the Mass Solar Connect Program....

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Going Solar in Washington State is a No-Brainer

UPDATE: For our latest article on Washington incentives, please visit here. Amidst newly announced incentive programs, solar in Washington is hot right now. I know...

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New York Solar Incentives are Running Out Soon

Thanks to its progressive policies, New York ranked tenth in the country for cumulative solar installed last year. In 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Clean Energy...

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It's Time to Consider Going Solar in Washington D.C.

DC has become one of the most attractive areas to go solar. Here’s why: Washington DC has experienced a sustained SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Credit)...

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California Senator Wants to Require Solar Installations on All New Roofs

Scott Wiener, a recently elected California State Senator, is on a mission to make the state the first in the country to mandate solar installation...

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What is the Best Way to Go Solar in Westchester and What...

Westchester County may not be synonymous with solar power quite yet, but there may not be a better place in the country for homeowners to...

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The Top 4 Home Solar Policy Developments of 2017

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center just released its comprehensive The 50 States of Solar: Q1 2017 Quarterly Report. It provides a detailed look...

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LA County's New, Cheaper Energy Option for SoCal Edison Customers

Southern California Edison (SCE) ratepayers in Los Angeles County soon will have a different method of getting electricity — from a new government-executed energy utility...

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Wisconsin Solar Incentives and Benefits

On the surface, solar energy and Wisconsin may seem to be an odd couple, but they’re actually a near-perfect match. Wisconsin has shown and still...

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Oregon Solar Incentives and Benefits

Are you a homeowner in Oregon who is considering making the move to solar? If you answered yes to this question making the switch to...

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Minnesota's Solar Incentives and Benefits Are Better Than Ever

Minnesota has historically relied on unstable fossil fuels for electricity. However, as concerns over localized pollution and climate change have risen in the land of...

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The Nuts and Bolts of California's Self Generation Incentive Program

California is taking a bold step toward solar energy self-consumption. On May 1st, California will accept applications for a limited time rebate program that rewards...

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It's Time To Go Solar in Washington

If you are a homeowner anywhere in Washington state, you are sitting on an untapped goldmine of opportunity. You’ll be happy to hear that Washington...

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Solar Rebates in California: Full Breakdown

When thinking about solar, it is important to know that the price of solar has been decreasing year after year, making the idea of...

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It's Time to Consider Going Solar in Rhode Island

The future looks bright for going solar in Rhode Island. The State’s Renewable Energy Fund (REF) is incentivizing solar energy investments throughout the State through...

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Time of Use Rate Impact on Residential Electricity Costs: A Southern California...

Southern California Edison (SCE), one of California’s three biggest investor-owned utilities, has created optional Time of Use rate schedules for residential customers. The new schedules...

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NYC Solar Incentives and Property Tax Abatement for Solar Photovoltaics

New York state government passed legislation allowing for a property tax abatement on solar PV equipment expenditures. Enacted in 2008, the legislation dictates that buildings...

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Solar.com is publishing a series of profiles on the hottest solar cities in the US. We take a look at why these cities have been...

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Newark: A Top 20 Solar City — You Got a Problem With...

This month, Solar.com is launching a series of profiles on the hottest solar cities in the US. We’ll take a look at why these...

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San Jose: #5 Best Solar City in the US

This month, Solar.com is launching a series of profiles on the hottest solar cities in the US. We’ll take a look at why these...

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Four Shots at a Solar Revival in Nevada

There’s no sugarcoating what happened in Nevada late last year. State regulators slashed rates for supplying solar energy to the grid, rates that homeowners expect...

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Party for Solar Incentives

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California Net Metering 2.0 Update

This afternoon, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released an updated proposed decision on Net Energy Metering (NEM) 2.0. Here are the key takeaways from...

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Massachusetts Solar Rebates & Incentives

While there are federal rebate programs available across the United States to help finance a solar panel system, each state also has its own...

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(Video) Solar Panel Changes and Mandates for California in 2020

California Solar Rebates and Incentives

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FAQs

What is the solar mandate in California? ›

What Is The California Solar Mandate? In 2018, California created a mandate that new single-family homes and multi-family dwellings up to three stories high must install solar panels. The California solar mandate took effect on January 1, 2020, and is part of California's building codes.

What is the new law in California regarding solar panels that will take place in 2022? ›

The following changes are just a proposed decision that will be voted on February 24, 2022. A new monthly “Grid Participation Charge” will be $8 per kilowatt of solar power capacity installed on your property. This will become an average monthly charge of $48 for most California homes.

Does California have a free solar program? ›

California does not have a free solar installation program. No state currently has such a program. Instead, California offers tax incentives and rebates to reduce the cost of installing solar panels. This makes it cheaper to buy solar panels and convert to solar energy than in some other states.

How much of a tax credit do you get for going solar in California? ›

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)**

Buy and install a new home solar system in California in 2022, with or without a home battery, and you could qualify for the 26% federal tax credit. The residential ITC drops to 22% in 2023 and ends in 2024.

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