Energy efficiency is Powerful Smart.And Texans want to know all about it. How can I save money and waste less? Where can I go for rebates and incentives? You’ve come to the right place - the state’s official site for Powerful answers.
Take advantage of the following incentive programs offered at the federal and state levels as well as in your local area.
Local Area Incentives
Utility Company Rebates & Incentives
Your utility company may offer local residential rebates and incentives on energy-saving purchases and home improvements. Typically, you can combine these with other incentives for even more savings, depending on your area’s program.
In 2009, the 81st Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1937, which enables homeowners to finance their solar panels through their property tax bills over a few decades instead of paying upfront. Texas municipalities now have the authority to enact property tax financing for energy improvements to different properties. Many municipalities are still defining their processes for this program. Please check program availability with your municipality.
Federal Tax Credits
If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency. Check out the following links from ENERGY STAR and the Department of Energy for more details.
Many retailers, contractors and manufacturers are offering sales, rebates or other incentives for products and services. You may be able to combine these with other offers at the federal, state and local levels. Check with your representative before you buy!