FINANCING

 

Edgewater offers up to one year same as cash no interest financing as well as long term loans up to 12 years for qualified improvements.



 

 

FEDERAL INCENTIVES


A taxpayer may claim a credit of 30% of qualified expenditures for a system that serves a dwelling unit located in the United States and used as a residence by the taxpayer. Expenditures with respect to the equipment are treated as made when the installation is completed. If the installation is at a new home, the "placed in service" date is the date of occupancy by the homeowner. Expenditures include labor costs for on-site preparation, assembly or original system installation, and for piping or wiring to interconnect a system to the home. If the federal tax credit exceeds tax liability, the excess amount may be carried forward to the succeeding taxable year. The excess credit may be carried forward until 2016, but it is unclear whether the unused tax credit can be carried forward after then. The maximum allowable credit, equipment requirements and other details vary by technology, as outlined below.
 

Solar-electric property

·         There is no maximum credit for systems placed in service after 2008. The maximum credit is $2,000 for systems placed in service before January 1, 2009.

·         Systems must be placed in service on or after January 1, 2006, and on or before December 31, 2016.

·         The home served by the system does not have to be the taxpayer’s principal residence.


Solar water-heating property

·         There is no maximum credit for systems placed in service after 2008. The maximum credit is $2,000 for systems placed in service before January 1, 2009.

·         Systems must be placed in service on or after January 1, 2006, and on or before December 31, 2016.

·         Equipment must be certified for performance by the Solar Rating Certification Corporation (SRCC) or a comparable entity endorsed by the government of the state in which the property is installed.

·         At least half the energy used to heat the dwelling's water must be from solar in order for the solar water-heating property expenditures to be eligible.

·         The tax credit does not apply to solar water-heating property for swimming pools or hot tubs.

·         The home served by the system does not have to be the taxpayer’s principal residence.

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STATE INCENTIVES

 

In South Carolina, taxpayers may claim a credit of 25% of the costs of purchasing and installing a solar energy system or small hydropower system for heating water, space heating, air cooling, energy-efficient daylighting, heat reclamation, energy-efficient demand response, or the generation of electricity in a building owned by the taxpayer.

The term "system" includes "all controls, tanks, pumps, heat exchangers, and other equipment used directly and exclusively for the solar-energy system." The term "system" does not include any land or structural elements of the building, such as walls and roofs, or other equipment ordinarily contained in the structure.

Solar-thermal systems must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) or a comparable entity endorsed by the South Carolina Energy Office to qualify for the credit, unless the system was installed before June 19, 2007.


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