Solar Power in Massachusetts
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Explore Massachusetts Solar Incentives
In addition to the Federal Income Tax Solar Credit, many states, counties, municipalities, and utilities offer rebates or other incentives for solar energy technologies.
15% Tax Credit | Maximum incentive of $1,000
This Massachusetts solar power rebate program is for the installation of solar photovoltaic systems of 25 kW DC or less in certain Municipal Light Plant (MLP) service territories.
- Participating MLPs will offer rebates of $1.20 per watt, up to 50% of system costs, on installations of 25 kW DC of less.
- Participating MLPs have pledged a specific amount of funding for this program, and the amount of pledge varies based on MLP.
- First come, First Served
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 business’s total incentive will be determined based on a business-level feasibility study.
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.
Available to any property owner in the United States.
Established by The Energy Policy Act of 2005, the federal tax credit for residential energy property applies to solar-electric systems and several other renewable energy technologies. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed in December 2015, extended the expiration date for PV technologies, and introduced a gradual step down in the credit value for these technologies. Additional extensions of the federal solar investment tax credit occurred in 2020 and 2022.
Expenditures with respect to the equipment are treated as made when the installation is completed. If the installation is at a new home, the “placed in service” date is the date of occupancy by the homeowner. Expenditures include labor costs for on-site preparation, assembly or original system installation, and for piping or wiring to interconnect a system to the home.
The maximum allowable credit, equipment requirements and other details vary by placed in service date, as outlined below.
Solar-electric tax credit step-down schedule
- 30% for all systems placed in service between 1/1/2022 to 12/31/2032
- 26% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2032 and before 01/01/2033
- 22% for systems placed in service after 12/31/2033 and before 01/01/2034
- Standalone solar battery storage is eligible for the tax credit, as of January 1, 2023
- Systems must be placed in service on or after January 1, 2006, and on or before December 31, 2034.
- For residential installations, the home served by the system does not have to be the taxpayer’s principal residence.
- For both residential and commercial installations, if the project meets certain criteria, the Investment Tax Credit can be greater than 30%.
If the federal tax credit exceeds tax liability, the excess amount may be carried forward to the succeeding taxable year. The form that you will need to complete in order to file for the federal tax credit is Form 5695. It is to be filed in conjunction with your Federal Income Tax Return. This form can be found at www.irs.gov.
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Solar energy savings, tax codes, programs, and regulations vary by state, city, or even ZIP code. All Energy Solar has the experience to identify the unique needs of Massachusetts solar installation in your community.
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