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SEPCO-Solar Lighting's Blog on Renewable Energy and Green Ideas

Solar Tax Incentives May Not Expire But 2019 Is The End Of 30%

The Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is not ending, but 2019 is the end of the 30% benefit and will begin to reduce after this year. What does this mean for people looking to go solar? Act now on getting your systems purchased and installed. Either that or leave some cash on the table.
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Solar Tax Incentives May Not Expire But 2019 Is The End Of 30%

on 5/1/19 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Solar Power Renewable Energy Funding
The Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is not ending, but 2019 is the end of the 30% benefit and will begin to reduce after this year. What does this mean for people looking to go solar? Act now on getting your systems purchased and installed.
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Benefits To Working With A Solar Light Distributor

on 6/13/18 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting General Lighting LED Lighting Funding
  When you are looking for your next solar light project, look to using a distributor to help with the process of design and purchasing. Distributors have a large network of manufacturers they have relationships with and know quality products that they can refer you to use for most any project. Here are some of the benefits to working with a solar light distributor for any project, small to large.
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Is Solar Lighting the Answer? Here’s 4 Great Reasons Why

on 10/3/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Funding
Solar power was discovered in 1839; however, the sun has been around a whole lot longer…a few billion years or so. The solar industry has been growing slowly for the last 20 years and has finally decided to boom with costs reducing at an amazing rate. This is making the many different solar industries become more competitive with their standard electric competitors.
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Ways to Save Money with Solar Outdoor Lighting

on 6/21/16 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 5 Comments | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Funding
  Solar outdoor lighting solutions help businesses provide lighting to the exterior areas of their buildings for safety and security of their visitors as well as employees. While there are plenty of options on how to light those areas, one of the biggest points of examination is if you want to take advantage of an option that can provide an ROI, such as a solar outdoor lighting system, or a lower initial cost with a higher overall cost, such as grid powered old style lights.  
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Solar Tax Credit Facts and Information: Use It Before It Runs Out

on 1/26/15 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Power Funding
The solar tax credit helps homeowners and businesses alike to lower the cost of using solar for their home and business. This tax credit provides a 30% Federal Tax Credit that can be applied to homeowners towards their personal income tax or to businesses to apply towards their Federal business income tax. This can add up to huge savings. And if all of the money isn’t used that year, it can be rolled over to the next, up to five consecutive years.
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How to Determine the ROI on Your Solar Lighting Project

on 9/30/14 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting Funding
  ROI is one of the most important aspects of determining if the solar lighting project you are looking to complete is better than going with standard electric lighting. This can be one of the most difficult things to determine, but there is a little information that can help you determine what the return of investment of the project will be. Here are some simple steps to help you find out what your payback period will be and the ROI of your project.
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Finding Funds for Nonprofits Renewable Energy Projects

on 8/26/14 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 5 Comments | Solar Lighting Funding
Many organizations do not qualify for the renewable energy tax credits since they are nonprofit. That seems unfair since there is little incentive to get these types of organizations to utilize renewable energy. This bothered me and so I did some research and here is what I found that nonprofit organizations, such as churches, HOA’s and other organizations can do to gather the funds to utilize solar energy without killing their bottom line. Grants There are still grants that are available and nonprofits can qualify for these. Grants can be difficult to find, but with a little research, you may be able to find one that fits your needs best. Some great information can be found on the Energy.gov, FedCenter.gov and EPA.gov website about funding and financing of renewable energy project. Also talking to your local community representative may help find what local incentives are available for renewable energy projects. If there is nothing currently available, you can work on possibly sparking an interest and getting them to consider it in the near future.
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What the Solar Tax Credit Can Do for Your Solar Installation

on 2/18/14 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Power Renewable Energy Funding
Solar has come down in price a lot over the last couple years; however, it is still out of reach for a lot of people. There are different tax credits available that can help cut down the out of pocket costs of solar and provide an incentive to installing solar. Here is a basic overview of the federal tax credit available to residences and businesses alike.
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Solar Power Advantages and Disadvantages

on 1/26/12 9:30 AM By | SEPCO | 51 Comments | Solar Lighting Solar Power Renewable Energy Funding
I have been following a post on Wiki Answers for a while on the advantages and disadvantages to solar power and wanted to share the results. The discussion started a while ago and has had a lot of feedback. Here are the results.
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