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30% Federal Tax Credit for Solar and Battery Systems

30% Tax Credit for Solar and Battery

Get 30% Back on a new Solar + Battery system!  This is a lot of money, and certainly worth exploring to determine if this program is right for you (it probably is).  Here are the terms:

A taxpayer may claim a credit of 30% of qualified expenditures for a system that serves a dwelling unit located in the United States that is owned and used as a residence by the taxpayer.   (This does not have to be a primary residence)

Expenditures include labor costs for on-site preparation, assembly or original system installation, and for piping or wiring to interconnect a system to the home.  (covers almost everything)

If the federal tax credit exceeds tax liability, the excess amount may be carried forward to the succeeding taxable year.  (carry unused credit forward, the government won't send you a check for any credit above what you owe)

For Solar-electric equipment;

  • 30% Tax Credit for systems placed in service by 12/31/2019
  • 26% Tax Credit for systems placed in service after 12/31/2019 and before 01/01/2021
  • 22% Tax Credit for systems placed in service after 12/31/2020 and before 01/01/2022

Learn more about the 30% Solar Tax Credit here:

Download the Instructions for getting your solar tax credit here:

And send your account this official IRS form to get your solar tax credit:


Is Energy Storage included in the 30% Tax Credit?  Yes, batteries - and replacement batteries for your solar system - are covered in the 30% Tax Credit for Battery!

 From the IRS:

The federal tax code does not explicitly reference energy storage, so stand-alone energy storage systems do not qualify for the tax credit. However, the IRS issued Private Letter Rulings in 2013 and 2018, which address energy storage paired with PV systems. In both cases, the IRS ruled that the energy storage equipment when paired with PV met the statutory definition of a "qualified solar electric property expenditure," as was eligible for the tax credit. It is important to note that Private Letter Rulings only apply to the taxpayer who requested it, and do not establish precedent. Any taxpayer considering the purchase of an energy storage system should consult their accountant or other tax professional before claiming a tax credit.  

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  • 2019-05-10 15:23:13

  • by Iron Edison Design Team

  • category: Solar Tax Credit

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