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Great Ways To Finance Your Solar Project

Home solar power is the way of the future. Some say using solar light for home power is still a few years away, but many innovative homeowners are taking advantage of free solar incentives that help with financing today. The amount you save with new solar cells is comparable to the cost of a monthly cable bill. Wouldn’t it be nice to live off the grid and use renewable resources at the same time? Here are different ways to secure financing so the solar system you choose will be virtually paid for:

  1. State Rebates: Check the DSIRE website to see what your state offers. For example, the Arizona Public Service offers residents $1.75 per watt up to 50 percent of a project’s cost. Typically, homeowners with 5 watt systems receive $8,750 back.

  2. Federal Tax Credits: Save on the purchase of a solar water heater and photovoltaic cell solar panel systems and recoup up to 30 percent of the cost! Best of all, these credits can be added to state rebate programs for even more savings.

  3. Green Tags / Renewable Energy Certificates: States with Renewable Portfolio Standards allow you to buy or sell your extra solar home power.

  4. Solar Power Purchase Agreements: Solar for home use can also be solar for community use. By investing in the technology and maintaining it on your property, you may be eligible to receive tax savings and other financial benefits. Consumers in California and Oregon are already seeing big checks in the mail.

  5. FHA PowerSaver Loans: Want to have a solar house but can’t afford it? Good news -- in 2011 the Federal Housing Administration began doling out loans up to $25,000 for qualified borrowers with equity in their homes. The loan period will be 15 to 20 years and interest rates are competitive.

As you can see, there are many ways to make the solar dream come true, without going broke or using all your own money to fund it. Your individual goal is also a fundamental American goal.

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