Colorado Solar Incentives: Tax Breaks, Rebates, Net Metering and More – CNET

Adding a solar panel system to your home can bump down your energy bill. It can yield even greater savings if you make the most of the tax incentives, rebates and favorable financing programs available to you.

Coloradans can bring down solar panels’ significant cost by thousands of dollars thanks to the federal tax credit. But the savings opportunities don’t stop there. A wide variety of statewide and local incentives can chip some more off the price.

Policies change from time to time. Be sure to confirm incentives still exist and haven’t changed since this writing and, if you don’t see your town or utility on this list, double check for yourself to make sure it hasn’t added an incentive you could claim.

Comparing Colorado incentives for solar panels

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