Indiana
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Indiana's solar rebates and incentives

Heads up Hoosiers – if you’re thinking about going solar, Indiana has several financial incentives for installing a solar photovoltaic system. From Indianapolis to South Bend, going solar is a great option thanks to the state and federal incentives available.

Indiana laws help you go solar

Let’s take a look at the top laws in IN that will be beneficial to the prospective solar shopper:

Net metering in Indiana

Solar energy systems under 1 megawatt (MW) in size are eligible to participate in net metering, which allows you to send your extra electricity back into the grid and get credits on your electric bill. When your panels aren’t producing all the electricity you need, you can use your credits instead of having to pay for electricity from your utility.

Solar easement laws

Like many other states, Indiana has solar easement and rights laws that help you work with your neighbors to make sure your solar installation isn’t covered by shade. Additionally, these laws prevent planning and zoning authorities from blocking your home solar panel installation.

Indiana tax benefits for solar

Check out the most significant incentives that will sweeten the deal for solar in Indiana:

Renewable energy property tax exemption

For any new solar PV system installed in Indiana, the assessed value of the system is exempt from your property taxes. That means that, even though your solar installation adds value to your property, the added value can’t be counted when property is being assessed for taxes. Thanks to the Indiana renewable energy property tax exemption, you don’t have to worry about your solar system adding to your tax load.

Indiana sales tax exemption

When you purchase a solar energy system in Indiana, many of the components are exempt from sales tax under Indiana’s sales tax exemption for electrical generating equipment. According to the law, you don’t have to pay sales tax on your solar modules, racking, and inverters because they are directly involved in the production of electricity.

Federal solar tax credit (ITC)

One of the best incentives available to solar shoppers in Indiana is the federal solar tax credit, also referred to as the Investment Tax Credit. The ITC deducts 30 percent of the cost of your solar energy system from your taxes, which means big savings for solar shoppers.

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