26% Federal Solar Tax Credit Expires December 31st

26% Federal Solar Tax Credit
Expires December 31, 2020


With only 84 days left in 2020, time is running out to take advantage of the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit available for solar, wind and geothermal systems. This credit will be reduced to 22% in 2021 and will end December 31st, 2021 for residential systems.

The Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit allows you to deduct 26 percent of the cost of installing a solar or small wind electrical system from your federal taxes in the form of a tax credit.  This deduction is earned when homeowners purchase solar and/or wind electric systems and have them installed at their homes. The tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the income taxes that an individual would otherwise pay the federal government. This is a credit, not a refund, so you can’t get more back in a single year than you owe. However, the remainder of any credit due will roll over to the following year’s taxes. There is no cap on how much one can claim. Click here to get more information.

Eclipse Battery LineThis is also the perfect time to replace an aging or failing battery bank. Replacement battery banks purchased and installed in an existing solar or wind based electric system can qualify for The Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit. This tax credit could save you hundreds, or thousands of dollars, depending on the equipment purchased. Any taxpayer considering the purchase of a battery bank should consult their accountant or other tax professional before claiming a tax credit.

Keep your receipts for everything! Covered expenses include:
  • Solar consulting fees
  • Engineering fees
  • Permitting fees
  • Solar equipment
  • Freight and shipping costs
  • Tools and equipment that were rented or purchased for the job (lifts, ladders, scaffolding, etc)
  • Consumables – nuts, bolts, screws, wire, etc
  • Electrician fees
  • Professional installation fees
Don't Save money with SolarForget State and Local Incentives
Many states and local jurisdictions offer incentives in the form of rebates, tax credits, grant programs, and access policies. You can search for policies and incentives in your state here. By combining these incentives with federal tax credits a homeowner can achieve tremendous savings on their solar electric system installation while decreasing reliance on traditional energy sources.

Act now to receive your 26% Tax Credit
If we have created a sales quote for you now is the time to convert it to an order. If not, call us today to get a quote or more information on how to save money. As always, consult your accounting or tax professional to determine your actual tax liability and how this tax policy can benefit you.

With over 40 years of experience, Backwoods Solar has the knowledge to help you with the correct system components for your solar electric system needs. Give Backwoods Solar a call today at 208-263-4290 to speak with one of our system designers.
We offer FREE technical support for the life of the system
when purchased from BWS!

Request a 2020 Planning Guide & Catalog


Our 160-page Planning Guide & Catalog is free and has the information you need to make smart choices in the design of your renewable energy solution. The first 30 pages consist of a planning guide that acts as a road map to help you navigate your path to energy independence. Learn about the design elements of off-grid, grid-tie and critical-load systems, among other topics of interest. Determine appropriate system size with included worksheets and system examples while reviewing over 120 pages of recommended product information in one compact volume.



Click here to request a free catalog today.You may also download a PDF version here.
Current Backwoods Solar
Business Operation and Procedures

For the continued health and safety of our customers and staff, Backwoods Solar continues to suspend all walk-in system design consultations and informational visits. As always, Backwoods Solar will continue our top-quality sales and support via phone and email. We're on the phones from 8:30 to 4:30 PDT Monday through Friday.

Local pre-paid orders may be picked up at the front garage door of our facility adjacent to the Pack River Store. Please phone us ahead for details on your pre-paid local pick-up.

Please call us at 208-263-4290 or email customerservice@backwoodssolar.com if you have any questions or concerns. 

Backwoods Solar wishes the best of health and safety to our solar energy community and we look forward to resuming normal business operations as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times.
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(Currently we are suspending walk-in consultations.)

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Backwoods Solar Electric Systems, Inc.
1589 Rapid Lightning Road
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Pacific)
 (208) 263-4290.

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