Thursday, June 27, 2013

Udall Reintroduces SUN Act | Solar Industry

 The SUN Act is one of the most important pieces of federal legislation that would enable the growth of the community solar industry nationwide.  I will try to make sure we all stay informed - when to write your Senator asking for support ...

- Joy


U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has reintroduced his Solar Uniting Neighborhoods Act that would make homeowners who participate in community solar farms eligible for federal tax credits. Udall first introduced the bill in 2010, but it died in committee.

Federal tax laws currently require that a homeowner must install solar panels to be eligible for the 30% individual renewable energy federal tax credit. Udall says shade from trees or other structures, building architecture or permitting sometimes make the installation of solar panels on a home impractical.

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