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Wisconsin’s Solar Incentives Put Solar Power Within Reach

Wisconsin might be America’s Dairy Land, but it produces more than just cheese – more Wisconsinites than ever are generating electricity for their homes with solar panels. Whether you live in Green Bay or Milwaukee, you can save thousands on your electricity bill with solar thanks to some of the best incentives in the country.

Wisconsin’s Solar Tax Credits and Rebates Are Some of the Best in the Country

For homeowners in the Badger State, there’s never been a better time to start exploring all of the solar options available. The cost of going solar in Wisconsin is lower than ever thanks to falling these great Wisconsin solar rebates:

  • Xcel Energy: Xcel offers one of the best solar incentives in the nation. They will pay you $0.07 kWh for the next 10 years for all the energy your system produces! This equates to an average of $10,000 per customer (based on your system size and estimated production).
  • Focus on Energy: If you’re installing a solar energy system on your home in Wisconsin, you’re likely eligible for a rebate from Focus on Energy. Regardless of the size of your solar panel system and total project costs, you can get a flat $500 rebate to help decrease the permitting and interconnection costs associated with installing your solar panel system. Be sure to check their website to see if your utility participates in their programs.

There are many more utility companies in WI that offer incentives and we know all of them! Just request a solar quote for more information on what rebates and credits you are eligible for.

These rebates are in addition to the State Governed Net Metering Program that also requires utility companies to pay solar customers retail rate for the energy their system produces.

Solar Tax Incentives

Solar is a worthwhile investment, but knowing where you can reduce your costs is important to improving your rate of return. For residents of the Badger State, there are multiple tax incentives to help you maximize your savings: the sales tax incentive, which exempts you from paying sales tax on your solar equipment, and the property tax incentive, which exempts you from paying property taxes on any additional value solar adds to your home. Small savings can add up!

The Federal Solar Tax Credit

Don’t forget about federal solar incentives! With the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), you can reduce the cost of your PV solar energy system by 26 percent. Keep in mind that the ITC applies only to those who buy their PV system outright (either with a cash purchase or solar loan), and that you must have enough income for the tax credit be meaningful.

Wisconsin’s Net Metering Program

When you install a solar energy system, you don’t need to include a battery to be certain that you’ll have electricity when you need it. Thanks to net metering in Wisconsin, you can send your extra solar energy back to the grid in exchange for credits on your utility bill. When you need more electricity than your panels are generating, those credits can make up the difference for you. Xcel Energy offers the top utility net metering program in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Solar Access Rights

To be sure that you’re getting maximum value from your solar panels, you have to have access to their power source: the sun! Wisconsin solar access rights grant homeowners the right to have unrestricted access to the sun, so when you install solar panels, you can rest assured that your neighbors won’t be able to do anything that obstructs your source of solar energy. Plus, if you live in an area with a homeowners’ association, your HOA can’t stop you from going solar.