Learn about extension of federal tax credit for solar panels

People will learn how the federal tax credit of 26% has been extended through 2021 and 2022 for installing solar panels on houses, farm structures and places of business during the next Zoom meeting of Solarize Indiana.

It’s set for 6:30 p.m. April 15 and will include a 30-minute presentation and an hour for questions and answers. There is no charge to participate, but preregistration is required. The Zoom link for registration can be found at facebook.com/solarizeECI or by sending an email request to Carolyn Vann at [email protected] or John Vann at [email protected].

They are co-chairpersons of Solarize Indiana, a grassroots community group.

One of the main benefits of installing solar with the help of Solarize Indiana is group pricing, according to a news release from the group.

In addition to reducing the costs of installing a solar system, adding solar panels to structures permits more energy independence with less exposure to increasing utility bills, Carolyn Vann said. Net metering will be available through June 2022.

Also, adding solar does not affect the assessed value of a structure and will not increase the owner’s property taxes. The addition of solar, however, has the potential to increase property value.