Support a Healthier Planet with These 8 Environmentally Friendly Home Features

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up the best environmentally friendly home improvements that will positively impact the health of your home, and the planet.

On April 22 we celebrated Earth Day, to raise awareness for environmentally friendly measures to help preserve the planet we call home. We think that action should begin in our actual homes ...

Selling a Home with Solar: Steps Towards a Higher Appraisal Value

While the number of solar powered homes grows rapidly each year, renewable energy is still a new enough concept to not be completely understood in the real estate sector. Hence, it’s a valid concern for homeowners that their home may not be appraising for as high as it should be when selling their property with owned solar panels. Here, we discuss some proven steps homeowners can take toward obtaining the highest possible valuation on their home when sold with owned solar panels ...

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 ...