Solar Incentives

​​One of the biggest hurdles to solar energy is the upfront cost of installing solar panels. However, since solar energy is a positive for the homeowner, the local Arizona climate, and the global environment, there are many financial incentives available to those looking to reduce their future energy costs and their carbon footprint.

Here at SouthFace Solar, helping our fellow Arizonans save on their solar installation costs is included in our job description! We’ll help you maximize your savings with incentives like the federal solar tax credit so you can get the best deal on solar panels.

Residential Solar Incentives

When you buy residential solar panels in cash or finance your installation with a solar loan, you’ll be eligible for solar incentives. Incentives reduce the upfront cost of your installation so you can break even faster and save more money with solar throughout your system’s lifespan. Solar leases and Power Purchase Agreements don’t qualify for solar incentives, which is one of the many reasons why it’s always best to own your solar panels.

Federal Solar Tax Credit

The federal solar tax credit offers big savings on solar panels! The solar tax credit reduces what you owe when you file your federal income taxes by 30% of your total solar installation costs, saving you 30% on solar. If that 30% is more than what you owe in taxes, you can roll the remainder over to the next year. 

In 2022, the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act extended the solar tax credit for 10 years. Under the new schedule, the 30% tax credit will be available for residential solar installations until 2032. 

Plus—while your solar battery system could previously only qualify for the tax credit as long as it received 100% of its energy from renewable sources—standalone solar battery storage systems now qualify for the tax credit as well.

Arizona State Tax Credit for Solar Energy Devices

Arizona residents who install solar panels are eligible for a state tax credit in addition to the federal solar tax credit. The Arizona state solar tax credit is worth 25% of your installation costs, up to $1,000.

Solar Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

Arizona provides a sales tax exemption for solar energy equipment, which means you don’t have to pay sales tax on your solar installation (some costs may not qualify for the exemption). Considering sales tax is 5.6% in Arizona, the exemption saves you a significant amount on your overall solar costs.

Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption

Solar panels can increase the value of your home but they won’t increase your property taxes! Arizona offers a property tax exemption for solar energy devices and any other device or system designed for the production of solar energy for on-site consumption. For property tax assessment purposes, these devices are considered to add no value to the property.

Commercial Solar Incentives

Commercial solar energy systems are eligible for excellent tax benefits and incentives.

Investment Tax Credit

Commercial solar installations are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit, known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). If your project meets certain labor and location requirements, you may be eligible for bonus credits that increase the value of the tax credit. Non-profit and tax-exempt organizations can benefit by selling their credit or opting for a direct payment.

Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)

Arizona residents who install solar panels are eligible for a state tax credit in addition to the federal solar tax credit. The Arizona state solar tax credit is worth 25% of your installation costs, up to $1,000.

How Much Can You Save on Solar? Schedule a Quote!

Want to learn about the other benefits of solar, like avoiding the high energy costs associated with demand based tariffs, or how a solar battery system will keep your lights on even during a power outage? We believe Arizonans deserve an affordable way to create their own energy production and to take their carbon footprint into their own “hands”, and it all starts with a free solar consultation from SouthFace Solar.


Save on solar panel installation with Arizona solar incentives! Call 480-405-6105 or contact us for a free estimate.