SolarSME Georgia

Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia

Georgia has a fine history in renewable energy and is ready to be one of the fastest expanding solar markets in the coming years. With a good net metering program and plenty of sunshine hours during the year, Georgia is a great location for homeowners considering to go solar. Going solar in Peach State is an outstanding choice for energy-conscious home owners and business owners. Don’t miss about federal state solar incentives in Georgia! The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) can cut the cost of your PV solar energy installation by 30%. Keep in mind that the ITC and state solar incentives in Georgia only applies to individuals who acquire their PV system outright (either with cash or with a solar loan), and that you must have a sufficient income for the tax credit to be effective.

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How much energy will I get from solar in Georgia?

Apart from the power output of the solar equipment that you want to install, the amount of electricity you produce with the solar panels in Georgia is directly connected to the amount of sunlight that reaches your panels. This is good news for Georgians considering going solar: Georgia ranks in the top half of US states for the amount of peak sunshine hours earned each year, giving Peach State outstanding solar capacity. In addition to sunshine, some other considerations that help predict how much solar power panels can yield include shading, panel direction, and panel angle, all of which are used to measure the overall production estimate. With State Solar Incentives in Georgia, you can reduce the cost of your PV solar energy system by 30 percent.

What solar panels do I need to mount in Virginia?

For homeowners, you can now design the solar panels, inverters, rack systems, and batteries, as well as the general aesthetics of the installation according to your needs. This customization has made it essential for solar customers to consider these different factors.
The best solar panels available, for example, can have premium quality and guarantees, but would usually be more expensive. However, based on the installation size, you would need to decide if high-efficiency solar panels which could generate more energy are worthwhile. Also, the risk potential will help decide which solar panel warranties best suit your needs. There are only a couple of considerations that need to be weighed when choosing solar panel equipment. 

What rebates and State Solar Incentives in Georgia are Available?

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Federal Investment Tax Credit

The investment tax credit helps you to reduce 30% of the overall device costs from your federal taxes. For instance, a solar installation costing $15,000 out of pocket would apply for a tax deduction of S3,900. The 26% tax credit runs only till the end of 2020 – the investment tax credit amount is extended to 30% in 2022.
Beyond the federal investment tax credit, Georgia provides additional options to go solar, based on where you work and who the utility provider is.
Georgia’s net metering strategy and high solar capacity mean that owning a solar panel system or investing in a collective solar initiative is both a big deal. The 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC) is among the most important incentives currently available for solar PV.

Loan Program

Central Georgia EMC is offering a loan scheme to homeowners who want to boost their energy quality. Both energy quality upgrades must conform with the Energy Star Requirements in order to apply for the loan scheme. The size of the loan differs depending on the project.

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Biomass Sales & Use Tax Exemption

 Biomass products must be used in the production of fuels, including the production of electricity, steam or both electricity and steam, in order to apply for the exemption.
Biomass derived pellets and fuels are typically qualifying. It is important to sell energy derived from biomass materials. For industries for which an electricity generator may qualify, the state of Georgia also provides a variety of other exemptions. For more details, please contact the GA Department of Revenue.

Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion

(Corporate) Applicable sectors: Residential, Multifamily Residential. This exception does not extend to electricity generation systems registered under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) as ‘qualifying facilities’.
If a taxpayer receives federal tax credits or energy conservation property deductions, the expenditure justification for receiving a deduction or tax benefit must be decreased by the amount of the energy conservation subsidy

Net metering

A decision filed by the Georgia Public Service Commission in the 2019 rate case for Georgia Power allows Georgia Power to provide 5,000 rooftop solar customers or 32 MW of capacity net metering with monthly netting, whichever comes first. The overview below defines the rules before the 2019 rate case ruling, which will take effect again when the 5,000-customer threshold for monthly netting is reached.

Energy Efficient Mortgages

The state of Georgia offers its residentials a rebate program which allows mortgages either to improve the existing solar efficiency or to upgrade the home value by purchasing a home which is solar. The government of USA offer these loans that allows the borrowers who might be proved not eligible for loans and on the other hand, it also ensures security to the lenders. The amount of loan is limited to the projected savings of the improving program. Any person is applicable for the loan who fulfill the requirements of FHA’s Section 203. The Cooperative sector is not eligible for this rebate program. To apply for the loan, a buyer has to apply through HUD Field Office.

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Georgia Interfaith Power and Light Energy Improvement Grants

Georgia Interfaith Power and Light which is also known as GIPL offers a rebate program of providing grants. The rebate program provides grants of almost up to $10,000 to the communities based on faith that also includes the faith schools as well. This grant can be used for working on the energy conserving programs which are recommended by Power Wise Energy Audit report. For receiving the grant through this program that is rebate in state solar incentives in Georgia, the cooperation also has to invest an equal amount for the improving energy program. This grant is useful for 1 year to an approved project.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the cost of solar panels in Georgia?

In Georgia, the price of solar panels has decreased 53% in the past ten years, according to SEIA. The price to install a solar panel system in your home will vary depending on the size of your solar array, how much energy you use at home, the cost of power, and your personal savings objectives. Our solar experts can provide you with a free solar estimate depending on your limited cases, even if we are unable to provide a price that applies to everyone due to the many elements that influence the cost.

Our professionals make every effort to respond to any queries you may have and assist you in utilizing any solar incentives that are offered to you. In fact, Georgia residents will be pleased to learn that they are eligible for the federal solar tax credit, which could result in savings of up to 30% on the cost of their solar energy system.

Are solar panels worth it in Georgia?

Solar Panels are worth it in Georgia for many homeowners, especially if you’re worried about out-of-control electricity prices and the many outages all those southern storms bring.


Some of the South’s Best Sunshine

Georgia has more than the average days of sunshine in the nation. With an average of 217 days, there is plenty of sunshine to power your home.


Decreased Solar Panels Cost; Improved Technology

The price of solar panels has decreased dramatically in the last 5 years, which makes now the best time to switch to solar energy, before the federal incentives are gone. In addition, solar panel technology has never been better with the highest efficiency for converting sunshine into energy and solar battery options that make running your home on solar energy even more effective.





Solar Energy Growth Across Georgia

SEIA ranks Georgia for #5 in the nation for solar power with enough installed solar capacity in Georgia to power over 300,000 homes. Go solar and be on the cusp of the explosion of solar energy throughout Georgia.


Massive Energy Savings

According to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average monthly energy bill in Georgia is $126.38, which is $14.71 above the national average (3). For that reason, more Georgians are making smart investments in solar in order to save on their energy bills.

Should you consider solar battery storage in Georgia?

Your home will generate its own clean solar energy if you install solar panels. Wouldn't it be convenient if you could put it away and use it later? Your panels can end up catching more energy than you need during the sun's peak hours. Use the additional energy to reduce your utility costs. The perfect solution for Georgian home owners is a solar panel battery.

Solar batteries are a fantastic investment, and what's even better is that their price has dropped by 90%. A solar battery is an excellent choice for many individuals because it is affordable and energy independent. Additionally, Georgia's statewide net metering will result in credits applied to future energy bills, allowing you to save even more money.

Does Georgia have a solar tax credit?

Georgians can still benefit from the federal solar tax credit despite the state's unfortunate lack of a solar tax credit.

Do solar panels increase home value in Georgia?

Homeowners in Georgia can expect a home value increase just for having solar panels installed in their homes. In a report from the Appraisal Journal, your home’s value will increase by $20 for every $1 saved annually on your electric bills.

For example, if your solar energy system saves you $500 dollars annually in energy costs, you can increase a $10,000 increase. Now that’s a value most property owners can’t pass up.



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