GOING SOLAR

Your system can pay for itself in just a few short years.

Your electricity bills are too high…and electricity gets more expensive every year. You’ve been at the mercy of your utility company with no choice other than to use less energy or pay more. Plus, energy made by the utility companies comes at an even higher cost — our planet and our health.

How Solar Works With The Utility Company In 4 Easy Steps

How Solar Works

Although they may look complicated, solar panels have no moving parts and require very little maintenance, other than occasional cleaning. An inverter takes the DC power directly from the solar panels and converts it to the same AC power that your home uses. There is no need to change your appliances. Solar is a great solution to ever-rising costs of energy and to keep our community and planet healthy.

Seven Easy Going Solar Steps from Site Survey to Installation

Easy Going Solar Steps

  • Site Survey: Site visit, shading analysis, and system design by a Professional Installer.
  • Design: The system design includes the location of the solar array, inverter, AC & DC disconnects, meter, and electric panel boxes.
  • Permits Pulled: Applications for permits, utility, HOA, and other agencies are completed and filed to collect necessary permits and potential incentives.
  • Installation: The system is then installed and quality checks are completed.
  • Inspections: The city will then inspect the installation.
  • Utility Connection: Upon their approval, the utility company also completes their review of the system and installation.
  • Permission To Operate (PTO): Final testing is completed to ensure your system is operating properly and it is officially turned on.

Federal Tax Credit ITC Step Down

26% Federal Tax Credit

The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), also known as the Federal Solar Tax Credit, allows you to deduct 26% of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. Don’t wait! The Federal ITC steps down to 22% in 2023 for businesses and homeowners. Beginning in 2024 the residential credit will drop to 0% while the commercial and utility credits will stay at a permanent 10% credit.

New Jersey State Solar Incentives

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for properties that purchase and have their system installed by December 31, 2022.  In 2023, the solar tax credit drops to 22%. In 2024 it will be fixed at 10% for commercial properties and permanently end for residential properties. 

Net Metering –  New Jersey is a leader in state net metering programs. Net metering allows the electric grid to store the electricity produced by your solar energy system to use at a later time and helps maximize the investment in your system. When your solar panels produce more electricity than your property uses during the day, the unused electricity is sent back to the grid. When your property uses more electricity than your solar panels produce, your property draws electricity from the grid. At the end of your billing cycle, your property is charged for the balance or “net” of what you put into the grid vs. what you took off the grid.

Renewable Energy Credits  – The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program lets property owners earn Renewable Energy Certificates, for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar energy the system creates based on market value.

 Solar Investment Property Tax Exemption – Installing a solar energy system will boost the value of your property but your property taxes won’t go up This tax exemption adds additional value to your property.

Solar Panel System Sales Tax Exemption – All components of your solar energy system are exempt from sales tax.

New York State Solar Incentives

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for properties that purchase and have their system installed by December 31, 2022.  In 2023, the solar tax credit drops to 22%. In 2024 it will be fixed at 10% for commercial properties and permanently end for residential properties.

Net Metering –  New York State operates an annual form of net metering. Net metering allows the electric grid to store the electricity produced by your solar energy system to use at a later time and helps maximize the investment in your system. When your solar panels produce more electricity than your property uses during the day, the unused electricity is sent back to the grid. When your property uses more electricity than your solar panels produce, your property draws electricity from the grid. At the end of your billing cycle, your property is charged for the balance or “net” of what you put into the grid vs. what you took off the grid.

NY State Solar Energy System Equipment Tax Credit – There is a 25% New York State solar tax credit available for solar energy systems installed in New York State. Maximum of $5,000.

NY-Sun Megawatt (MW) Block Program –  Property owners can qualify for compensation for every kilowatt (kW) of solar energy installed (up to $1,000).

Solar Electric Generating System Tax Abatement (SEGS) – Installing a solar energy system will boost the value of your property but your property taxes won’t go up This tax exemption adds additional value to your property.

Residential Solar Project Sales Tax Exemption – State sales tax exemption for components of residential solar energy system.

 

Connecticut State Solar Incentives

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for properties that purchase and have their system installed by December 31, 2022.  In 2023, the solar tax credit drops to 22%. In 2024 it will be fixed at 10% for commercial properties and permanently end for residential properties.

Net Metering – Connecticut property owners can access a form of Net Metering (Net Billing) through privately owned energy companies. Net metering allows the electric grid to store the electricity produced by your solar energy system to use at a later time and helps maximize the investment in your system. When your solar panels produce more electricity than your property uses during the day, the unused electricity is sent back to the grid. When your property uses more electricity than your solar panels produce, your property draws electricity from the grid. At the end of your billing cycle, your property is charged for the balance or “net” of what you put into the grid vs. what you took off the grid.

Solar Investment Property Tax Exemption – Installing a solar energy system will boost the value of your property but your property taxes won’t go up This tax exemption adds additional value to your property.

Solar Project Sales Tax Exemption – State sales tax exemption for components of solar energy system.

Residential Solar Investment Program – Connecticut homeowners can qualify for compensation for every watt of solar energy installed (up to $0.46 per watt based on system size).
 

Pennsylvania State Solar Incentives

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for properties that purchase and have their system installed by December 31, 2022.  In 2023, the solar tax credit drops to 22%. In 2024 it will be fixed at 10% for commercial properties and permanently end for residential properties.

Net Metering – Pennsylvania has a strong net metering programs and allows virtual net metering for property owners with multiple solar sites. Net metering allows the electric grid to store the electricity produced by your solar energy system to use at a later time and helps maximize the investment in your system. When your solar panels produce more electricity than your property uses during the day, the unused electricity is sent back to the grid. When your property uses more electricity than your solar panels produce, your property draws electricity from the grid. At the end of your billing cycle, your property is charged for the balance or “net” of what you put into the grid vs. what you took off the grid.

Renewable Energy Credits  – Property owners can earn Renewable Energy Certificates, for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar energy the system creates based on market value.

Philadelphia Solar Rebate Program –  Philadelphia property owners can qualify for a $200 rebate for every kilowatt (kW) of solar energy installed.
 

Maryland State Solar Incentives

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for properties that purchase and have their system installed by December 31, 2022.  In 2023, the solar tax credit drops to 22%. In 2024 it will be fixed at 10% for commercial properties and permanently end for residential properties.

Net Metering – Maryland has an annual (April to April) net metering program. Net metering allows the electric grid to store the electricity produced by your solar energy system to use at a later time and helps maximize the investment in your system. When your solar panels produce more electricity than your property uses during the day, the unused electricity is sent back to the grid. When your property uses more electricity than your solar panels produce, your property draws electricity from the grid. At the end of your billing cycle, your property is charged for the balance or “net” of what you put into the grid vs. what you took off the grid.

Renewable Energy Credits  – Property owners can earn Renewable Energy Certificates, for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar energy the system creates based on market value.

Solar Investment Property Tax Exemption – Installing a solar energy system will boost the value of your property but your property taxes won’t go up This tax exemption adds additional value to your property.

Residential Solar Project Sales Tax Exemption – State sales tax exemption for components of residential solar energy system.

Residential Clean Energy Rebate Program (R-CERP) – Maryland residents who purchase and install a residential solar energy system can qualify for a $1,000 rebate.
 

Florida State Solar Incentives

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – The 26% federal solar tax credit is available for properties that purchase and have their system installed by December 31, 2022.  In 2023, the solar tax credit drops to 22%. In 2024 it will be fixed at 10% for commercial properties and permanently end for residential properties.

Net Metering – Florida property owners can access a form of Net Metering through private utility providers. Net metering allows the electric grid to store the electricity produced by your solar energy system to use at a later time and helps maximize the investment in your system. When your solar panels produce more electricity than your property uses during the day, the unused electricity is sent back to the grid. When your property uses more electricity than your solar panels produce, your property draws electricity from the grid. At the end of your billing cycle, your property is charged for the balance or “net” of what you put into the grid vs. what you took off the grid.

Solar Investment Property Tax Exemption – Installing a solar energy system will boost the value of your property but your property taxes won’t go up This tax exemption adds additional value to your property.

Residential Solar Project Sales Tax Exemption – State sales tax exemption for components of residential solar energy system.

$0 Down Solar Financing from Geoscape Solar

$0 Down Solar Financing

Zero Down Solar Financing for solar depends on your lifestyle, taxable income, personal preference, and your desired savings. Geoscape Solar will work to find the financial solution for you. Whether it is a cash purchase, a financed purchase, or a lease, we have the right type of funding to best suit your needs.

Unsecured Solar Loans

  • No money out of pocket in most cases
  • Short and long term options to fit your budget
  • Low interest rates
  • You receive all government incentives
  • Let your solar savings make your loan payments

Solar Monthly Lease

  • No money out of pocket
  • Savings start in your first month
  • Low monthly payments
  • Save up to 40% on your electric costs
  • Includes monitoring, repairs, and insurance
  • Includes production guarantee

Geoscape Solar EasyOwn Lease™

  • NO monthly lease payments
  • Single upfront payment
  • Save 15% or more off the purchase price
  • You keep all Transitional Renewable Energy Certificates (TRECs)

Solar Home Equity Loan

  • Use the equity in your home to invest in solar
  • Use up to 90% of the home value to secure a loan with 5 or 10 year options
  • Loans have low interest rates and a fixed payment schedule
  • You receive all government incentives
  • You own your system after the term of the loan

Everyone’s financial condition is different, so we never use a “cookie cutter” solution. We work with you to take advantage of all the available incentives and our financial connections to offer the broadest array of financing options.

Full Service Warranty from Geoscape Solar offers bumper to bumper coverage, production monitoring, panel maintenance and cleaning

Geoscape Solar Complete Confidence Warranties

No matter what products your system includes, rest assured they’re the best available.

Complete System

Our manufacturer warranties ensure both the product quality and the highest power production available. If you experience issues with your system within 25 years of purchase, our technology partners will replace, repair, or reimburse you — hassle free.

Complete Service – Covers 100% of repair or replacement costs

It’s the best warranty you may never have to use. But if you do, we make it simple and quick. Labor, shipping, parts — we take care of everything.

  • 25-years – Panels, Microinverters, Racking, and Power production
  • 10-years – Monitoring hardware

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