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The May 19 webinar will inform farms and rural businesses on financing options available for installing solar panels.

May 11, 2020

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JUMP ON TAX CREDIT NOW: A federal tax credit that covers 26% of the cost of solar installations for businesses is available in 2020. That amount decreases to 22% in 2021 and then 10% after that. fotolinchen/Getty Images

Nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors plans to host a free online webinar covering the grants and financing available to help farms and rural businesses install solar panels.

The webinar is set for May 19 at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Attendees will learn about federal incentives to go solar, as well as statewide and local incentives such as the Rural Energy for America Program and Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.

The webinar will be presented by Fritz Ebinger, Rural Energy Development Program manager for the Clean Energy Resource Team, and Autumn Long, regional field director for Solar United Neighbors.

“At Solar United Neighbors, we work to make solar accessible to everyone,” Long says. “A big part of that is sharing our knowledge about the grants and financing available to people and helping them to navigate these programs.”

The federal tax benefit for going solar is called the Investment Tax Credit. Currently, the ITC covers 26% of the cost of solar installations on businesses. This amount decreases to 22% in 2021 and then to 10% after that.

“With the ITC decreasing, it just makes sense to go solar sooner than later,” says Bobby King, Minnesota program director for Solar United Neighbors. “We’re here to help people navigate the process however we can. And for folks in southeast Minnesota, we just launched the Driftless Area Solar Co-op for folks to learn with their neighbors and get a group rate on installs.”

Register online for the May 19 webinar or contact Bobby King at 507-450-7258 or [email protected].

Registration for the webinar is available at the Solar United Neighbors’ website, as well as more information and signup for the Driftless Area Solar Co-op.

Solar United Neighbors is a nonprofit organization that works in Minnesota and nationwide to represent the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters. Solar co-ops are part of the organization’s mission to create a new energy system with rooftop solar at the cornerstone.

Solar United Neighbors holds events and education programs to help people become informed solar consumers, maximize the value of their solar investment, and advocate for fair solar policies.

Source: Solar United Neighbors, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all of its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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