The U.S. federal government provides tax credits for renewable-energy systems. The Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit allows individuals to claim a tax credit up to 30% of the installed cost, with no cap on the limit credited. To find out what other incentives are available, visit http://www.dsireusa.org.
Solar energy can be used to heat and cool your home, but it has almost no impact on the global climate. By comparison, electricity generated by power plants produces carbon dioxide emissions that scientists say pose serious threats to the environment.
It can reduce your utility costs!
Having a system that creates solar energy means you use less electricity from your utility company, and that can contribute to lower heating and cooling costs. This is significant, especially when you consider 56% of energy use in a typical U.S. home comes from heating and cooling*.
*U.S. Department of Energy statistics.