Federal Solar Policies

Solar related policies that have been or could be adopted by Congress or the Executive Branch, including federal tax incentives, agency leadership, and R&D investments.

Unfortunately, it still unclear whether and when the 30% residential solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) applies to community
There are a number of energy assistance programs already in place at the federal, state, and local levels designed to help low-income households afford their energy bills.
The 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for residential and commercial solar systems will expire on December 31, 2016, after which the ITC credit drops to 10% for commercial systems and is eliminated for residential systems. The federal tax policy is...
Two federal tax policies, the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and the 5-year Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS), have underpinned the solar industry’s remarkable growth over the past few years.   Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
The three most recent major tax reform proposals offered in Congress could increase solar system installation prices by as much as 58 percent as compared to the current tax regime.
Government incentives and subsidies, specifically at the federal level, are crucial to bringing any new source of energy to commercialization and allowing it to compete in the marketplace. Historically, the vast majority of government subsidies have gone...
While there are many different solar related policies on the federal, state, and local levels, the three most important and impactful solar policy drivers are the federal 30-percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC), state renewable portfolio standards, and...
Today, solar energy provides less than one percent of the world's energy, but that share could grow considerably with the right public policies and continued price reductions.