Tax Credits and
Solar Rebates

26%
Federal
Tax Credit

No Limit

26% full tax credit of the cost of the entire Solar Water Heater or PV system.

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit

A tax payer may claim a credit of 26% of qualified expenditures on a residential solar system.

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Business Energy Investment
Tax Credit

The credit is equal to 26% of expenditures, with no maximum credit.

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Solar Rebates, Grants and Loans In Missouri

Ameren UE Rebate
The rebate is set at $.25 per DC watt

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Empire Electric Rebate
The rebate is set at $.50 per DC watt

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City of Columbia PV or Solar Water Heater Rebates
The PV rebate is set at $.50 per DC watt

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City of Columbia Solar Energy Loans
Columbia Water and Light offers electric residential and commercial customers low interest loans for photovoltaic

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Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery Systems (MACRS):

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USDA – Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grant
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and rural small business in rural America

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USDA – Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Loan Guarantees
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and rural small business in rural America

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FHA Power Saver Loan
FHA offers three financing options for homeowners to make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades in their residences.

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Missouri Net Metering

Missouri Net Metering
Customer net excess generation (NEG) during a given month is credited to the customer’s next bill at a rate at least equivalent the utility’s avoided-cost rate. Credits expire 12 months after issuance without compensation.

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Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Program

PACE Financing Program
PACE financing effectively allows property owners to borrow money to pay for energy improvements.

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Missouri Show Me PACE Program

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Missouri’s Renewable Energy Standard

In November 2008, voters in Missouri approved by a ballot initiative the Missouri Clean Energy Act, also known as Proposition C, which repealed the state’s existing voluntary renewable energy and efficiency objective and replaced it with a mandatory renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The RPS requires investor-owned utilities to use eligible renewable energy technologies to meet 15% of annual retail sales by 2021.

Proposition C

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