Interested in Learning More about Residential Solar?

EcoMatters and our partner, Advanced Performance Solar, are here to provide information for you!

If you’re thinking about going solar, you’ll want to read 5 Steps to Solar for Your Home

If you’d like to host a residential solar screening event, you’ll want to read our document on Hosting An Event

If you’d like to attend a residential solar screening event, visit our Upcoming Events page to see if there’s one scheduled in your area!

Use this form to confirm your solar screening event (after speaking with a member of the EcoMatters team.)

Download a solar screening event checklist to help you put together a successful event — and read our 10 Tips for promoting your event!

And for more information, visit our page on Residential Solar Installations!

Call us at 201-639-4ECO for more information!

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It’s Tax Time! Got solar?

Federal and state tax credits provide a major incentive to go solar.  Below you will find a summary of each credit and the appropriate forms to use when preparing your tax filing:


Homeowners are eligible for the Federal Income Tax Credit, a 30% tax credit applied to the system cost after rebates.
Click Here to Access the Federal Income Tax Credit Form for Homeowners


Businesses are eligible for the Federal Investment Tax Credit, a 30% income tax credit on the gross system cost.  Please note that income tax must be paid on the rebate.
Click Here to Access the Federal Investment Tax Credit Form for Commercial Businesses

Systems commissioned or started in 2011 may be eligible for a grant in lieu of tax credits.  This program ended as of December 31st, 2011.  
Click Here to Learn More about the 1603 Grant Program

Accelerated Depreciation:  Solar energy systems are usually eligible for 5 year MACRS.  Projects completed in 2011 may be eligible for 100% bonus deprecation.  2012 projects are eligible for 50%.  Please see the instruction form below and contact your tax adviser for further assistance.
Commercial Depreciation Instruction Form

IMPORTANT NOTICE: EcoMatters is not a tax adviser.  Please consult with your tax adviser for official tax advice.