Can you get solar panels for free in California? California does not have a free solar installation program. No state currently has such a program. Instead, California offers tax incentives and rebates to reduce the cost of installing solar panels. This makes it cheaper to convert to solar energy than in some other states.
Will California pay for my solar panels? Federal Solar Tax Credit
Most California residents are eligible to receive the Federal Solar Tax Credit—also known as the Residential Clean Energy Credit. Originally known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), it covers up to 30% of the cost of installing a solar panel system.
Can you still get free solar panels? Can I still get free solar panels in 2022? The short answer is no, unfortunately. It’s hard to believe that, back in 2010 when the Feed-in Tariff began, companies would literally buy your solar panels for you.
What is the California solar tax credit for 2022? If a solar system is placed in service in 2022, you will qualify for a 26% tax credit instead of 22%. You must purchase the system to claim the ITC. Consumers may not claim the tax credit for leases or Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).