Energy Efficiency Recommendations
Replace incandescent bulbs with LED lights.
Use motion sensor porch light.
Install double-pane windows.
Be sure to have adequate ceiling insulation.
Buy UV screens for windows.
Use power strips for remote control devices.
Unplug cell phone chargers when not in use.
Clean dryer lint trap.
Change air conditioning filter often.
Replace old refrigerator or freezer with Energy Star appliances.
Arizona Public Service – Solar Partner® Incentive Program
Applies To: Residential and Commercial customers of APS.
System Type: All photovoltaic systems
Residential: $0.00 per Watt-DC for grid-tied systems (subject to change)
Commercial: When funds are available, ranking is calculated on incentive bids for grid-tied systems up to maximum incentive of $75,000. Larger system qualify for Production Based Incentives (PBI).
Federal and State Rebates
Residential taxpayers can receive a Federal tax credit of 30% of the cost for purchasing and installing a photovoltaic system. The credit is applied directly to your Federal tax as opposed to simply being tax-deductible. Unused credit may be carried forward. (For residential taxpayers, see IRS Form 5695.)
Commercial taxpayers can receive a Federal tax credit of 30% of the cost for purchasing and installing a photovoltaic system. Commercial customers may also take accelerated depreciation (5-years). The 30% Federal tax credit is available through 2019, decreasing in 2020. (For commercial taxpayers, see IRS Form 3468 for details.)
Until December 31, 2018, Arizona businesses could take a direct credit to their Arizona state taxes of 10% of the cost of purchasing and installing a photovoltaic system. The maximum was $25,000 for any one building in the same year and $50,000 in total credits. The tax credit could be carried forward. (See AZ Form 336 for details.) Businesses must submit an online Request for Pre-Approval and Request for Post-Approval to take this tax credit (now expired).
Arizona residents can take a direct credit to their Arizona state taxes of 25% of the cost of purchasing and installing a photovoltaic system. The maximum tax credit per residence is $1,000 and may be carried forward for five years. (See AZ Form 310 for details.)