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November 7, 2023

Navigating the Maze of Solar Incentives in NJ and NY: A Solar Company's No-Nonsense Guide to Saving Big

The Solar Company's Guide to New Jersey New York Solar Incentives

Alright, let's crack the code on solar savings without the fluff, shall we? You’re not here to frolic in fields of sunflowers while I wax poetic about the 'unstoppable surge of sunbeams.' You’re here because your wallet needs a break and the world, a little less carbon. So buckle up, NJ and NY homeowners; I’m about to usher you through the labyrinth of tax credits and incentives that make solar panels less of an expense and more of an ‘Oh, thank heavens that exists!'

Ride the ITC Wave While It Lasts

Firstly, let's rap about Uncle Sam's deal, the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This isn’t your average tax break –it’s the golden ticket that shaves a sweet 30% off the cost of your solar setup.

Take it from a seasoned solar company, after installing panels on my own roof, this credit made me do a little victory dance at tax time. Just fill out IRS Form 5695 with your tax return and bask in the glow of the savings.

NJ’s Solar Shuffle: SREC is Out, TREC is In...Wait, No, It's SuSi Now

New Jersey's solar arena went and switched up the groove on us. They retired the SRECs –those nifty tradable certificates– and brought in the Transition Renewable Energy Certificates (TRECs). But before it caught on, they flipped the script again and introduced SuSis (Successor Solar Incentive). It’s as if New Jersey was trying to confuse us, but as a leading solar company, we won't be hoodwinked.

With SuSis, our solar company helps you get paid per kilowatt-hour generated. Simple, right? Less dancing with market prices, more steady income. It's like having a tenant in your backyard who pays rent in energy savings.

New York's Solar Soirée: Bring Your Own Panels

NY is still throwing its solar soiree with a solid incentive program called NY-Sun. If ever there was a potluck where it paid to bring a dish, this is it. NY-Sun serves up rebates that cut down installation costs faster than a New Yorker's brisk walk. On top of that, take a bite of the state tax credit for up to $5,000 or 25% off your solar costs, akin to finding an open parking spot on the first try in Manhattan.

Net Metering: Your Meter, Going Backwards, Sort Of

Both states invite you to a tango called net metering. Dance correctly, and you could see your meter spin backward. It’s about getting credits from your utility for the extra juice you pump back into the grid. If electricity were marbles, you’re winning more from the playground and saving them for a rainy day. No literal backspin, but watching those digits move in your favor is close enough.

Solar Savings Aren’t One-Size-Fits-All

Let’s be real. These discounts, rebates, and credits sound as convoluted as those user manuals that come with furniture parts named after Swedish luncheon meats. Every situation is unique, like a snowflake in Times Square. My panels, facing south with no shade? A slam dunk. Your setup may be different, which is why it’s worth its weight in gold to team up with a knowledgeable solar company who can size up your roof like a tailor a bespoke suit.

Combining Incentives: The Felicitous Fusion

The trick is to stack these incentives like New York bagels. Start with the ITC, multiply it with state-specific toppings and sprinkle local incentives on top. Before long, you’re feasting on savings and energy independence.

Let’s not put on kid gloves here—navigating this fiscal funhouse requires some oomph. But once you emerge on the other side, lugging a hefty sack of savings and your head held high, you’ll be that much closer to the solar dream. It’s not a pie in the sky either; it’s as tangible as the ground beneath your feet. Just it’s your roof, and it’s got solar panels on it, thanks to your trusty solar company.

The Bottom Line Sans a Solar Serenade

So where does this leave us? We've got an opportunity to flip the bird to high energy costs and do something decent for this rock we’re all riding through space. When you tally up the potential dollars and sense (see what I did there?) staying on top of these incentives is a no-brainer. The real question is, why wait?

Ask your questions, scrutinize the numbers like a hawk, and dive into the solar pool. It’s warm thanks to, well, the sun. And hey, don’t hesitate to go knocking on the door of a trustworthy solar company. Get the down-low on how these incentives apply to you, because let’s face it, the fine print wasn't written for humans.

Final Flash of Wisdom

Here’s the scoop: If solar panels were pizza, the incentives would be the cheese – it just isn’t the same without it. Grab a slice while it’s hot, and savor the feeling of powering your home with little sun kisses that cost a lot less, thanks to some savvy strategizing by your solar company. And remember, the only thing better than saving some green is doing it while going green. So, get that move on, pick up the pace, and let’s make those sunnier days count for your wallet and your world. While this guide may not be complete, contact us for the latest and greatest solar information.

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    Powerlution is a professional company!!! They guided me from beginning to end ... I cant believe that its already 18 months since installation of my solar system and they are still available with any help or questions and concerns I have... I would definitely recommend powerlution... They are.... Professional, Helpful, Prompt, Reliable, Responsible, Honest

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