Offset Your Costs with Solar Rebates and Incentives. Solar energy is clean, free and almost inexhaustible. That’s why federal, local and state governments offer tax credits and solar rebates for people to install residential solar systems. The incentives can measurably reduce the cost of purchasing and installing a solar energy system in Charlottesville. For more information, read about the solar rebates and incentives below or call Beck Cohen at 434-296-0129. Government Tax Credits Federal HVAC Credit (25C) – $300 tax credit is currently given on solar heat pumps or air conditioners, the central part of the SunSource® Home Energy System. Federal Solar Credit (25D) – covers 30% of the cost and installation, with no maximum limit, of SunSource solar modules. Additionally, the credit will cover 9% of the total cost of solar-ready products. State and Local Incentives More incentives may be offered by Charlottesville’s local and state governments, as well as utility companies. Call us at 434-296-0129 to learn more. Find other incentives that you qualify for at dsireusa.org or www.energystar.gov. Call a tax professional in Charlottesville for additional details on all federal, state and local tax credits.