Have you considered adding solar to your home but haven’t quite been able to pull the trigger? 2019 might be the year to do it. According to energysage.com, photovoltaic (PV) solar installation costs have dropped 60% in the last 10 years, with costs predicted to continue falling. This has put solar in reach for an even larger group of consumers. In addition, 2019 is the final year of the full federal solar tax credit, which allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. It will begin to sunset in 2020. And locally, Focus on Energy offers a 12% rebate on the cost of installation, up to $2000 ($4000 in some rural areas). And you can combine those to really cut back the costs of installing solar on your home!
Not sure where to start? Madison has a great program called Madisun Solar Energy Program that will analyze whether your home is right for solar, and get you set up with a solar installation contractor. They also offer group buy and grant programs that help lower income Madisonians add solar to their homes. Check them out!