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Renewable Energy and Efficiency Tax Incentives & Rebates For Homeowners

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By Randy

This post is way late for ’07 tax filers…then again it’s way early for FYE 2008 filers and beyond. Does that make any sense? Of course not! It’s a tax article…of sorts!

If you’re reading this before the 2007 tax deadline of 04/15/2008, I’ve got some good news for you if you’ve become an Earth friend by installing some sort of qualifying energy efficient device or appliance to aid in conservation.

Here's how renewable energy can benefit your taxes.

Then again, this post is also about all of the currently available renewable energy and energy efficiency rebates and incentives available to homeowners for the foreseeable future. There’s a saying that goes like this…

“Don’t leave money on the table.”

Read on my little green friends!


In 1995, North Carolina State University established a user-friendly Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE). It’s a continuing project collaboration between Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and North Carolina Solar Center.

No beating around the bush on this post. View the links below for valuable consumer information:

Follow this link to the U.S. map and click on your state to see what incentives are currently available.
The map is updated frequently so it’s always at the ready.

Federal Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency

U.S. DOE tips for saving money and energy around your home


Residential Solar and Fuel Cell Tax Credit

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT)


You could literally spend days, weeks and months reading all of the available info out there just waiting for Johnny Homeowner to browse.