Today Congressional leaders came to a bipartisan agreement on a bill that includes a long-term extension of the 30% federal solar investment tax credit (ITC) for commercial and residential projects. Congress is expected to vote on the bill this week, with the House voting as early as Thursday, so your call right now is very important!
What’s at stake is a complete loss of this credit for residential customers and a large cut for commercial clients at the end of 2016. A vote yes would extend the income tax at 30% for residential and commercial solar installations through 2019, with a gradual phaseout for a few years after.
Please take a minute or two to call your local member of Congress as well as our two US Senators, Boxer and Feinstein. See this list for the local phone number. Don’t know who your member of Congress is? Click here and search by zip code. Click here for the phone numbers for Senators Boxer and Feinstein. Of course, if you have a personal relationship with any member of Congress, please give them a call or email them directly!