More about solar power in Tennessee
As you may know, the out-of-pocket cost of a solar energy system is partly a function of government solar incentives. In September 2006, Tennessee established the TN Clean Energy Technology Grant program, which aims to provide grant funds to businesses that install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels or solar thermal (solar hot water) systems. The grants cover 40% of installed costs, up to $75,000. For full details, and for instructions on how to apply, see the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy website.
Beyond this, Tennessee currently doesn't offer much in the way of solar rebates or tax credits. Residents and businesses who install solar panels can sign up for TVA's Green Power Switch Generation Partners Program, which provides a production-based incentive for the electricity that's generated by the system. Also, don't forget about the 30-percent renewable energy tax credit from the federal government, available to homeowners and businesses. What's more, for commercial systems installed in 2009 and 2010, businesses may receive a renewable energy grant equal to (and instead of) the 30-percent tax credit. The renewable energy grant option has been made possible by the federal stimulus package that was passed in February 2009.
Depending on your monthly electricity usage and the orientation of your roof, solar power may be a good option for you. To find out which kind makes the most sense for you -- solar photovoltaic (PV) panels or a solar thermal (solar hot water) system -- fill out our solar energy information form. It's free and only takes a few minutes to complete. After learning about your monthly electricity usage, we'll work with our local solar installation pros serving Tennessee to get you quality service and a great price. It's free. It's easy. So what are you waiting for? Be the next to get solar in Tennessee!