Your Solar Tax Credits

Qualifying for ​Federal & State Tax Credits

  • All of our customers qualify for the 30% U.S. federal tax credit (it’s technically called the Investment Tax Credit). Claiming your tax credit may feel daunting at first glance, but don’t worry – we have all the information you need below in 6 easy steps to guide you through claiming your federal tax credit.


  • Customers who live in Utah, and South Carolina qualify for a state tax credit in addition to the federal credit. Each of these states has its own tax incentive program, so make sure to follow the state-specific instructions. Below the federal instructions on this page, find your state and click on the link to download instructions that will guide you through your state forms.

To claim the federal solar tax credit, you will need to fill out form 5695.

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Follow these Instructions to Guide you Through the Form

  • Step #1:  On line 1, fill in the cost of your system as it is listed on your final invoice.

  • Step #2:  Fill in line 5 and 6. Line 6 line should match the amount of your federal tax credit as it was listed on your proposal.

  • Step #3:  Fill in any other parts of the form if you have additional residential energy credits for which to apply.

  • Step #4:  Fill in line 16 only if you do not have the tax liability to use the entire credit this year and want some to roll over to next year.

  • Step #5:  On page 2, line 17a, select “Yes” then fill in your address on line 17b. Select “No” for 17c.

  • Step #6:  File this form with your federal taxes.

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