Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit


Program Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Federal
Last Update
State Federal
Administrator U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Budget -
Start Date
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

Tax credits for residential energy efficiency have now expired.  The tax credit for builders of energy efficient homes and tax deductions for energy efficient commercial buildings have also expired.

The tax credits for residential renewable energy products are still available through December 31, 2021. Renewable energy tax credits for fuel cells, small wind turbines, and geothermal heat pumps now feature a gradual step down in the credit value, the same as those for solar energy systems.

While the tax credits for residential energy efficiency have expired, you can still save money and energy in your home by using ENERGY STAR certified products. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment. Use up to 30% less energy in your home by outfitting with ENERGY STAR certified products available across more than 70 categories.

*Disclaimer: The tax credit information contained within this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for expert advice from a professional tax/financial planner or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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