Inflation Reduction Act and Impact on Solar PV Projects

  • The ACT includes a provision that provides non-taxable entities participating in clean energy a one-time direct payment investment tax credit (ITC) based on a percentage of the project’s qualifying costs.
  • This tax election is generally to be made on the tax-exempt organization’s tax return filed for the year in which the project is placed in service; however, the IRS will need to provide further guidance on how an organization for which no return is required will make this election.
  • The direct payment ITC is applicable for tax years starting after 2022 and ending before 2033.
  • Cash refund for 6% of the basis of the property placed in service during the year may be increased to 30% if the project’s maximum net output is less than 1 megawatt or certain prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements are fulfilled.
  • The direct payment ITC can be increased by 10% if a domestic content requirement is met. If the project is located in a qualified energy community, the ITC can be increased by an additional 10%.

*Details are subject to change based on updated guidance from relevant authorities.

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While federal relief funds may make project funding possible, knowing how or where to start can be difficult. Please contact us for a no-obligation facility assessment or with any specific questions you may have about the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act and getting started with solar power by filling out the form below.

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