Maximize Your Solar Power Rebate - Creating Discount Solar Power!



Chances are you used your solar power rebate to help offset your solar power costs. The initial costs of solar power plan deployment in your home, as well as any ongoing expansion, can be substantial. Knowing that your solar energy tax credits will help replace your original financial outlay is nice. In most cases, a consumer's local and federal solar energy tax credits and subsidies can result in a solar rebate of up to 50% of the total initial investment.

Cutting your costs in half is a great incentive to get started. Of course, you have to accept the full burden of cost up front, but after some simple form-filling and filing, you will feel like you are harnessing "discount solar power."

But what if you don't have the full amount needed to pay for the initial cost of solar power? Take advantage of a little known fact about solar energy tax credits. Few people know that the solar power rebate is paid by the government directly to the contractor who installs your equipment. And the better news is that when you initially try to decipher all the legal and bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo, you can feel overwhelmed. Instead of running the risk of installing everything yourself, absorbing all the cost upfront, and possibly making a costly mistake in filing the paperwork, just hire a solar power contractor who is well versed in both the installation and the correct filing of your solar power rebate .

While there is certainly no "typical" formula that applies to figuring the size of a solar rebate, there are several commonalities you can plan on. The government uses programs which take into account the amount you pay for energy in your area as well as the initial and any ongoing cost of solar power you may incur. They then take into account how efficient your system is.

A home on a flat plain with 360 degree access to the sun's rays will obviously be more effective at delivering solar power than a tree-covered mountain home. A home with limited sun exposure would have to use more solar panels to collect the same amount of solar energy as an open-access home, thereby incurring greater solar power costs. This is only one of the many permutations that are used in calculating the size of your solar power rebate.

A fine point to address here is the fact that size doesn't matter. Once you reach the break-even point where your solar energy plant produces enough power to replace your current electric consumption, overkill does not increase the size of your solar energy rebate or solar energy tax credits. So don't build unnecessarily if your contractor's calculations show you at a maximum production level for your home.

The actual direction, or orientation, in which your solar panels face, as well as their cubic footprint, both play important roles in the amount of solar energy tax credits you will receive. Facing true south is optimum, and making sure you have enough solar panel coverage to produce maximum solar power rebate potential is provided by a simple calculation your contractor can perform.

Solar inspectors also use special tools such as a "hemispheric reflector" device to judge how shadows and reflective natural elements created by trees, mountains and man-made obstructions may change the available amount of light in different tropics and at different times of the year.

Adhering to all the guidelines and stipulations may not seem worth the time and effort. However, a conversation with a trained solar specialist or contractor versed in the calculations in your area, as well as those variables offered by your particular goals and natural factors, can help you lay out a plan that will maximize your solar energy tax credits and solar power rebate.


Back to Cheap Solar Power Page
From Solar Power Rebate Back to the Home Solar Power Guide Page