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:
ArtFavor Stylized dollar bill MoneyS.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.

ArtFavor Stylized dollar bill MoneyS. 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.

ArtFavor Stylized dollar bill MoneyS.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).

Learn more about these bills and ask your senator to support them.

–Erica Etelson

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.