26 Sep '11, 10pm

Loan Guarantees Come With Risk, But Hold Great Promise

Loan Guarantees Come With Risk, But Hold Great Promise Monday, September 26th 2011 3:18 PM By GetSolar Staff. The number of solar incentives through the U.S. now ranges in the hundreds, as more and more states make renewable energy a priority. According to the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency , all but a handful of states guarantee homeowners access to net metering for their solar installations, an absolutely crucial policy to encourage smaller scale residential solar installations. Only slightly more states lack renewable portfolio standards. At the national level, however, solar incentives remain somewhat limited. The federal government offers a tax rebate worth up to 30 percent of the cost of a solar installation along with some tax exemptions and production incentives. One of the most important programs for the solar industry, however, is the ...

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