So, you’re thinking about installing a solar system on your home.  Depending upon where you reside, you may be eligible for state rebates, state tax credits, utility rebates, SRECS (solar renewable energy credits), and even local city cash grants, low interest loans, zero cost permits, and property tax assessment waivers. The incentives are dizzying in…

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The IRS has an advance proof copy available of the form needed by homeowners to receive a 30% tax credit Solar in Palm Desert, CA installed by HelioPower  on a solar power system purchased in 2009 on their primary residence.  Form 5695 for “Residential Energy Credits” can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/app/vita/globalmedia/5695.pdf The tax credit is…

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Source:  Silicon Valley Mercury News, reporter Dana Hull: With the sun setting before 5 p.m., solar power may be the last thing on your mind these days. But declining panel prices, a federal tax credit and a state rebate all make now a good time to at least investigate whether solar power might make sense…

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Wall Street Journal reporting April 24, 2009…Defying a global trend of weak solar demand, owners of homes and businesses in California installed a record 78 megawatts of solar panels in the first quarter of 2009, the California Public Utilities Commission said Friday. While solar-panel prices have fallen 25% or more, on average, due to a…

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From USA Today, April 6, 2009: “More states want solar power to be option on new homes” A growing number of states are moving to require home builders to offer solar electricity and hot- New home solar power system in California installed by HelioPower water systems in new homes, right alongside more traditional options such…

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Fast Company Magazine brings us an excellent resource to review the projects, including energy, in the Stimulus bill and how the list was generated.  View writer, Chris Dannen, full artile here, “Breaking Down the “Energy” Projects in the Stimulus.” Commercial Solar Power Installation in Poway, CA by HelioPower Here is an excerpt: Most of the projects…

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By Glenna Wiseman The fifth annual Solar Power conference concluded last week, ending what most believe was an outstanding success for the show.  425 companies exhibited, with a waiting list of 450, explained Julia Hamm, executive direct of SEPA and chair of the event, in the opening day ceremonies.  She told the audience the event…

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SEPA Statement on Historic 8-Year Solar Tax Credit Extension Removal of Utility Prohibition to Have Major Impact on Solar Market Development WASHINGTON, D.C. – The passage of H.R. 1424, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, provides critical news for the solar industry at large, but also for regulated electric utilities looking to diversify their…

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As part of the Economic Recovery Bill, the Federal Incentive Tax Credits supporting the expansion of solar, wind and other sustainable energy technologies in the United States was passed today on the Hill. Breaking news from the Wall Street Journal…”House Passes Bailout Bill on Second Try:” U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers wary of growing signs…

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Breaking news, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from RenewableEnergyWorld.com: “US Senate Passes Renewable Energy Tax Credits, House Could Pass Bill This Week:” HelioPower commercial installation for Dos Molson in Poway, CA The United States Senate on Tuesday voted by an overwhelming majority to extend the Production (PTC) and Investment Tax Credits (ITC). The tax measure was…

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Breaking news in from Business Wire, September 18…”Clean Energy NOW:Diverse Coalition Calls on Congress to Extend Clean Energy Tax Incentives” Speakers that span the political spectrum, representing the Clean Energy NOW coalition of more than 200 organizations, joined forces today to call for Congressional action to extend the renewable energy and energy efficiency tax credits…

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    From Graham Jesmer, News Editor, Renewable Energy World: “House Passes Renewable Tax Credit Bill, Senate Version Could Soon Follow:” Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6899, a bill that contains extensions for the Production and Investment Tax Credits (PTC and ITC) for renewable energy, by a vote of 236-189.…

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