Your Resource For Understanding What Is Meant By Free Solar Panels
Although Georgia does not have a renewable portfolio standard it is still possible to get solar panels for free if you apply the creative thinking for what free means. So yes there is no renewable portfolio standard and two main companies that do the power purchase agreements do not operate in Georiga, However Georgia does offer an impressive 35% tax break on solar panels. Combine this with the 30% tax credit from the government and you could be looking at cutting you initial investment of solar panels in half right from the start.
Now leasing a system through a power purchase agreement is of course the simplest way to get solar panels setup for free so it is a little let down that this option isn’t available. All this means though is that you need to do a little bit more of the work yourself. Which ultimately means that you will get more of the benefits. You will own your solar panels outright, you will get a better property value increase and your loan payment will be done and gone long before a leasing contract would have been up.
Solar Power Companies in Georgia
$0 Down Solar Leasing is not available!
SunRun and SolarCity do not operate in Georgia.
|American Solar & Alternative Energies||Small||5||Cumming||GA||americansolarenergies.com|
|Solar Energy USA||Large||6||Alpharetta||GA||solarenergy-usa.com|
|South GA Solar Power||Small||6||Valdosta||GA||sga-solarpower.com|
Georgia AT A GLANCE
Electricity use in Georgia
$124.67 This is the average residential electric bill in Georgia.
$14.47 This is the amount Georgia pays above the national average.
$11.46 This is the average cost of electricity in Georgia.
$0.66 This is how much Georgia is below the national average cost for electricity.
Sunshine in Georgia
68% of all days are sunny in Georgia.
40% of all sunny days that do not have clouds.
14:25 this is the longest day in Georgia.
9:53 this is the shortest day of the year for Georgia
Solar power incentives in Georgia
Does Georgia have a RPS?
NO, Georgia does not have renewable portfolio standard.
Does Georgia participate in the SREC market?
NO, Georgia does not have a SCREC market place.
Does Georgia allow trading into other SCREC markets?
NO, Georgia does not trade in any way with the SCREC trade.
Does Georgia offer a state tax credit for solar power?
YES, Georgia has a tax credit for going with solar power.
35% up to $10,500 for the purchase of solar panels.
Is there a state sales tax exemption in Georgia for solar power?
YES, Georgia has a sales tax exemption for solar power s system.
Does Georgia offer a property tax exemption for solar energy?
NO, there is no property tax exemption in Georgia for solar powered systems.
Does Georgia offer a Feed-in Tariff?
NO, like most places in the USGeorgia does not offer any type of Feed-in Tariff.
Does Georgia offer Net Metering?
YES, in Georgia there is the option for Net Metering.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SOLAR POWER INCENTIVES
Again as in all 50 states there is the 30% federal tax credit.
Are there additional renewable energy incentives in Georgia?
YES, there are a number of other solar power and renewable energy incentives in Georgia, you can find out more at dsireusa.org