Wisconsin Solar Power in Wisconsin
Not sure if solar is right for you? Incentives for solar power in Wisconsin vary by region and utility. Contact an All Energy Solar consultant to see what incentives are available in your neck of the woods.
Our team of dedicated professionals is waiting to assist you with every aspect of your solar energy project, from initial site visit and permitting to incentive paperwork and complete installation.
All Energy Solar in Wisconsin
As the premiere solar provider to the Badger State, All Energy Solar strives to provide the best quality solar power systems at competitive prices. And with our ongoing monitoring and maintenance, you can feel confident in your investment in renewable energy.
All Energy Solar has roots in the Midwest – including Wisconsin. In fact, President of All Energy Solar, Michael Allen is a proud Badger and graduate of University of Wisconsin Madison.
Wisconsin Solar Incentives
Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy Rebate Program
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program. Since 2001, the program has worked with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. For 2014-2015 they are providing a rebate of $0.40/W up to 4 KW for the installation solar power. For more information, visit their website here: www.focusonenergy.com
Federal Solar Incentives
Federal Income Tax Credit
Available to any property owner in the United States. This credit is currently set to expire on December 31, 2016!
A taxpayer may claim a credit of 30% of expenditures for a system located in the United States that is owned by the taxpayer. Expenditures with respect to the equipment are treated as made when the installation is completed, and they include labor costs for on-site preparation, system installation, and wiring to interconnect a system to the home. If the federal tax credit exceeds tax liability, the excess amount may be carried forward to the succeeding taxable year. The excess credit may be carried forward until 2016, but it is unclear whether the unused tax credit can be carried forward after then.
There is no maximum credit for systems place in service after 2008. Systems must be installed before December 31, 2016.
Additional Solar Incentives for Business Owners
Available to any business in the United States.
Under the federal Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS), businesses may recover investments in PV through depreciation deductions. A solar PV system is classified as five-year property (26 USC § 168(e)(3)(B)(vi)) under the MACRS, which refers to 26 USC § 48(a)(3)(A) to define eligible property.
USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants
Available for rural customers, as defined by the USDA.
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses in rural America to install solar PV systems. The maximum funding available is 25% of system cost, and each businesses total incentive will be determined based on a business level feasibility study.
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