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John Ford asked:

Feb 17, 2014
What kind of credits can I get for a solar installation?
I've heard as low as 3k and as high as 10k.

Robert Shaw of Solare Energy PRO answered:

Apr 28, 2014

Currrently, you can receive a federal tax credit for 30% of system and installation costs.

In California, the state rebate incentive has been exhausted and is no longer available.

Typically, the price of your system should depend on how many panels you are having installed.  It is recommended to get a few competitive quotes and always check the reputation of the installers.

Learn more at  This includes some sample pricing information and can help you get a better idea.  Average system size is about 5.5kW and should cost somewhere in the ballpark of $20,000.  This would give you to a $6,000 federal tax credit.

Solare Energy has been serving San Diego for 25 years and provides our customers with a free energy audit and rate analysis before designing a solar panel system for their homes.  This allows us to accurately size the system to your energy consumption needs and get you the best value for your investment.

Learn more at or call 858-547-4300 for San Diego area solar installations.

Rob Shaw
Marketing Manager
Solare Energy, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Jeff Shaw of Gulf South Solar PRO answered:

Feb 18, 2014

Your federal tax credit is 30% through 2016.  For your state tax credit see

In Louisiana you can get 30% plus 50% on a system that costs $25,000, so you would get $20,000 here!

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