Now that you’ve paid your taxes, wouldn’t you like to have a say in how they’re spent? Vote Solar wants your support for three federal bills that would incentivize solar installation and domestic manufacturing:
S.2899 would extend the Treasury Grant Program (set to expire this year) to 2012. This program has already supported the installation of 303 solar energy systems involving over 10,000 workers.
S. 3137 would encourage tenants in apartment buildings to invest in shared solar projects with other tenants. The bill would allow them to claim their fair share of the 30% federal tax credit currently available to single-family homeowners.
S.2755 would provide a tax credit to companies who manufacture solar panels in the U.S. (Currently, the U.S. produces only 5% of the world’s solar cells).