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Wisconsin Solar Incentives

Wisconsin solar incentives and tax credits save you 30% or more.

Wisconsin solar incentives and federal tax credits cover more than a third of the purchase price of solar. Read on to learn about each of the available incentives.

Federal Solar Tax Credit: 30%

Homeowners can take advantage of a federal tax credit (the “Residential Clean Energy Credit”) that can cover 30% of the cost of solar. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of federal income tax you would typically owe, and is claimed on your federal tax return. For the average solar system, this can be worth $10,000 or more. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 increased this credit to 30%.

Picture of Form 5695 Federal Solar Tax Credit

Federal Solar Tax Credit: 30%

Picture of Form 5695 Federal Solar Tax Credit

Homeowners can take advantage of a federal tax credit (the “Residential Clean Energy Credit”) that can cover 30% of the cost of solar. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of federal income tax you would typically owe, and is claimed on your federal tax return. For the average solar system, this can be worth $10,000 or more. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 increased this credit to 30%.

Certasun Wisconsin solar panel installation

Focus on Energy Rebate

Customers of most Wisconsin utilities, including We Energies and Alliant Energy, are eligible for the Wisconsin Focus on Energy rebate when they purchase a qualifying solar panel system. This rebate is worth $500 per system for most customers. Customers in ZIP codes Focus on Energy considers to be rural are eligible for an additional $500.

When you decide to move forward with an installation, we make a reservation with the state to ensure you get the payment you expect. Then, when your installation is complete, we file all the necessary forms for you. You will receive your rebate check in the mail about 10 weeks later.

The best way to figure out the total savings you can expect to receive from your solar system is to consult with a residential solar expert like Certasun. Fill out the form below for a completely free, no-obligation consultation!

Net Metering

Residential solar systems typically export at least 50% of the energy they produce to the grid because solar production typically exceeds household use during many afternoons. Of course, the opposite is true at night.

With net metering, your utility gives you a credit for any exported electricity so that you benefit from all the electricity your solar system produces. The value of exported electricity varies by utility.

Most Wisconsin utilities offer some form of net metering benefits. With net metering, your utility gives you a credit for any exported electricity so that you benefit from all the electricity your solar system produces. The value of exported electricity varies by utility. Schedule a consultation to find out exactly what solar can do for you.

How Net Metering Works diagram (vertical)

Net Metering

How Net Metering Works diagram (vertical)

Residential solar systems typically export at least 50% of the energy they produce to the grid because solar production typically exceeds household use during many afternoons. Of course, the opposite is true at night.

With net metering, your utility gives you a credit for any exported electricity so that you benefit from all the electricity your solar system produces. The value of exported electricity varies by utility.

Most Wisconsin utilities offer some form of net metering benefits. With net metering, your utility gives you a credit for any exported electricity so that you benefit from all the electricity your solar system produces. The value of exported electricity varies by utility. Schedule a consultation to find out exactly what solar can do for you.

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