Arizona has some of the best solar incentives in the United States.  There’s a statewide tax credit for 25% of the cost of a PV system up to $4000 (meaning the maximum tax credit is $1000).  And there’s no sales tax on the first $5000 worth of solar equipment you buy.  But I haven’t even gotten to the good part yet.

The Good Part is supersized rebates offered by Arizona’s three biggest utilities:

decorative sunThe Salt River Project will pay for up to $10,750 of the cost of your system.

decorative sunTuscon Electric Power’s rebate is even more generous, covering up to 60% of the cost.

decorative sunArizona Public Services customers can get rebates that cover up to 50% of system costs.

Supersized rebates mean supersized savings for homeowners who lease or buy a solar system, making Arizona one of the hottest solar markets in the world.  Arizona utilities also offer rebates for solar hot water heaters and energy efficiency retrofits so be sure to check their websites for details.

Last but not least, the answer to yesterday’s Trivia Challenge:  What is the official neckwear for the Grand Canyon State (the only state in the union with official neckwear per 1973 law)?  The bolero.

–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.

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  1. The official neckwear is actually a Bolo. Bolero is the music by Ravel was playing in the movie “10”.

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