Solar companies in Utah County know how much a household can save—on costs and the environment—by going solar.
Local utility companies support solar savings through their net metering programs. This allows power-generating customers to transfer surplus electricity onto the public grid and earn bill credits. Use these credits to offset drawn power from the utility.
Rocky Mountain Power also has the Wattsmart Battery program. Under it, solar PV systems with particular backup batteries will receive generous credits for sharing stored energy during outages. Rocky Mountain Power will control your batteries as part of their power grid, turning them on and off as necessary.
Although Lehi and Provo are not under Rocky Mountain Power, don’t worry—your local utility provider offers net metering even if you reside in these areas.
Deduct 30% of solar panel installation costs from your federal taxes with the federal solar tax credit. While there’s no dollar cap, it only applies to systems purchased outright, so you have to own the solar panels instead of signing a lease or PPA.
Utah also offers state tax incentives for homes with installed renewable energy systems. As of 2022, the maximum tax credit is $800. However, it will only be $400 by 2023 and none starting in 2024.
Save the Environment
Most of the state’s electricity is generated by burning coal, resulting in pollution and climate change from toxic emissions. When you shift to solar, you save more than just money. You also preserve the environment by reducing your carbon footprint, which pollutes and causes thermal inversion in the Utah valley.