solar tax credit

Everything you need to know about the federal solar tax credit

The investment tax credit (ITC), also known as the federal solar tax credit, allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The 30 percent tax credit will be available until 2033, at which point it will drop to 26 percent. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial systems, and there is no cap on its value. The average EnergySage Marketplace shopper saves nearly $6,150 on the cost of going solar as a result of the ITC. Curious about how much you can save on solar? Read this article for more information based on your unique energy needs. 

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news roundup 8/12/22

Energy news: August 12th, 2022

After a year of uncertainty about climate legislation, the Senate finally passed the Inflation Reduction Act last week, which, if signed into law, will represent the United States’ largest investment in climate action to date. The House is slated to vote (and likely pass) this bill later today – so stay tuned! 

Because we covered some of the highlights of this bill in our last news roundup, this week we’ll discuss some other recently passed climate bills that you may not have heard about amidst the excitement of the Inflation Reduction Act. All in all, it’s been a really great month for clean energy from a policy perspective.

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Tesla Wall Connector

The Tesla Wall Connector home EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! And while there are many more options, Tesla still dominates EV sales with 75 percent of the market share. Having a charger at home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your Tesla while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!) 

The Tesla Wall Connector is the only Tesla-specific home EV charger for charging your Model 3, Model S, Model X, or Model Y (though you can use other home EV chargers with an adapter). In this article, we’ll cover the Tesla Wall Connector’s features – including price, charging speed, pros and cons, and more – so you can decide if you want a Tesla Wall Connector to charge your Tesla at home.

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sonnen battery warranty review

We read sonnen’s battery warranty so you don’t have to 

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar battery manufacturers, talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included, and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we’ll break down the warranty of one of the biggest names in energy storage: sonnen.

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fortress battery review

The Fortress Power battery complete review

Founded in 2016, Fortress Power is a Southampton based manufacturer of lithium ion solar batteries, offering both businesses and homeowners safe, reliable and sustainable energy storage solutions. Their storage solutions support multiple applications, are easy to install, and are competitively priced, with customer satisfaction as the company’s core value. Fortress Power offers four home battery products: the eVault 18.5, the eVault Max 18.5, the eFlex 5.4  and the LPF-5K-48V. In this article, we’ll explain what you need to know about their various offerings. 

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mitsubishi heat pump review

Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps complete review

Air source heat pumps are much more efficient than most heating and cooling options – and they provide both in one system! If your current HVAC system is aging, you may be able to switch to air source heat pumps for higher efficiency, lower overall utility bills, and, depending on where you live, some extra savings through rebates and incentives. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can heat and cool your home using the sun!) 

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Duracell battery warranty review

We read Duracell’s Home Ecosystem battery warranty so you don’t have to 

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar battery manufacturers, talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included, and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we’ll review the warranty of one of the first names that likely comes to mind when you think of batteries: Duracell.

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KOHLER battery warranty review

We read Kohler’s battery warranty so you don’t have to 

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar battery manufacturers, talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included, and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we review the battery warranty of a household name in American manufacturing: Kohler.

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ChargePoint Home Flex review

The ChargePoint Home Flex EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! Global EV sales doubled in 2021 from the previous year to a new record of 6.6 million, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Global EV Outlook 2022 Report. Having an EV charger at your home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your EV at home, while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!). 

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KOHLER Power Reserve review

The KOHLER Power Reserve complete review

Kohler is a well-known and respected name across multiple industries, from sinks and toilets to engines and generators. Founded in 1873 in Wisconsin, Kohler has been producing generators since the 1920s. Just about 100 years later, they entered the residential energy storage market with the KOHLER Power Reserve battery line, released in May of 2021. The Power Reserve is an energy storage system available in both AC- and DC-coupling models and comes in a range of sizes so you can customize it to fit your home’s energy needs.

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