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Bring Solar Home

Let us help you “Go Solar”

Bring Solar Home is an initiative of Solar San Antonio to encourage local solar commitments and educate the community on the benefits of solar energy. We are working with CPS Energy, solar installers, and financial institutions to simplify the process of “going solar.” By bridging the the gap between consumers and industry professionals, we are increasing the number of solar installations in San Antonio.
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Commercial Solar Installers

Our local commercial solar installers will be able to help you take advantage of the CPS Energy rebate, tax credit, accelerated depreciation and more!
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CPS Energy – Commercial Solar Rebate

The CPS Energy Solar Initiative Rebate Program is offering tiered incentives ranging from $1.30 to $2.50 per AC watt based on the calculated expected performance of the system. Commercial systems are rebated at $2.00 per AC watt for the first 25 KW AC in power capacity production and $1.30 per AC watt for all remaining capacity output greater than 25KW AC up to $100,000.
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30% Federal Tax Credit

A federal tax credit of 30% of cost with no upper limit is currently available for both solar photovoltaic and solar water heating systems.
You can either subtract the CPS rebate from the total cost and take the 30% tax credit on the net amount OR you can take the 30% tax credit on the entire cost and pay taxes on the CPS rebate as income. Your tax advisor can help you decide which is preferable for you. Any unused tax credit can be carried over to the following year.
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Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) + Bonus Depreciation

Under the federal Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS), businesses may recover investments in certain property through depreciation deductions. The federal government permits accelerated depreciation for a number of different renewable energy technologies. For solar, wind and geothermal equipment installed after 1986, the allowable property class is five years. In addition, the federal stimulus legislation includes a one-time, 50 percent bonus depreciation for systems purchased and installed before December 31, 2012.
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Renewable Energy Systems Property Tax Exemption

The Texas property tax code allows an exemption of the amount of the appraised property value that arises from the installation or construction of a solar or wind-powered energy device that is primarily for the production and distribution of thermal, mechanical, or electrical energy for on-site use, or devices used to store that energy. “Solar” is broadly defined and includes a range of biomass technologies.
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Solar Energy Device Franchise Tax Deduction

Texas allows a corporation or other entity subject the state franchise tax to deduct the cost of a solar energy device from the franchise tax. Entities are permitted to deduct 10% of the amortized cost of the system from their apportioned margin. The franchise tax is Texas’s equivalent to a corporate tax. For the purposes of this deduction, a solar energy device means “a system or series of mechanisms designed primarily to provide heating or cooling or to produce electrical or mechanical power by collecting and transferring solar-generated energy. The term includes a mechanical or chemical device that has the ability to store solar-generated energy for use in heating or cooling or in the production of power.” Under this definition wind energy is also included as an eligible technology.
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Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F
Phone: 210-354-0236
118 Broadway St., #621
San Antonio, TX 78205
Email: info@solarsanantonio.org