How to Claim the Federal Tax Credit

Now that you’ve determined you are eligible for the Solar Incentive Tax Credit (ITC), you are most likely wondering where to start to claim your credit. First off, you will need to complete the IRS Form 5695, “Residential Energy Credits” in order to claim your credit. Then, you will need to add your renewable energy credit information to your 1040 form. Below is a helpful walk through of how to complete the 5695 Form and claim your Solar ITC. ...

How the Solar Investment Tax Credit Works

You may have heard lots about the Solar Incentive Tax Credit (ITC) when purchasing your solar system but are a little unsure exactly how it works. In short, the ITC allows you to deduct up to 30% of the cost of your solar energy system from your federal taxes. This is in fact one of the main benefits of financing your solar system opposed to signing a lease or PPA where you will not receive this lucrative tax credit ...

The Search for a Service Centric Financing Partner

One of the best parts about being part of the Dividend Finance team is hearing the success stories shared around the office. Recently, one of our Account Directors, Jodi Stiede, was talking about a solar partner of hers with an amazing story. ...

Dividend Finance Announces Closing of Third Securitization

Dividend Finance, LLC (“Dividend” or the “Company”) closed its third residential solar loan securitization on December 7, 2018, issuing $103.45 million of asset-backed securities. In addition, the Company recently entered into a $150 million committed solar loan financing facility with Citibank, N.A. ...

Are There Enough Batteries to Store Solar Energy Demand?

By Paul Watson with insights from sonnen

Welcome to another installment of the Dividend home energy and improvement blog series. At Dividend, our goal is to leverage our partner network as well as strategic partnerships with manufacturers and distributors to deliver unique and timely insights into the constantly evolving home energy industry. In today's article we are excited to discuss the tremendous growth within the energy storage sector as a compliment to solar and overall home improvement ...