Incentives and Costs
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Of equipment and installation cost
25D provides households an uncapped 30 percent tax credit for a battery storage installation. An average battery storage installation costs about $16,000, thus the average tax credit will be around $4,800. Your actual costs will depend on a variety of factors, including the size of your house and size of your planned battery storage installation.
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How does it work?
A battery storage system lets you store energy from the power grid or from rooftop solar. Battery storage systems are most effective when paired with rooftop solar, because the pairing enables households to store no-cost solar electricity generated during the day for use around the clock.
You can use a home battery to power any electric appliance in your home, so its benefits are maximized when more of your appliances are electric!
How will it save me money?
A battery storage system lets you store excess solar energy generated during the day. You can use this low-cost excess energy during peak hours, when grid electricity is most expensive, which reduces your electricity bill.
As more utilities roll out “time-of-use” rates and demand-response programs, home batteries will enable customers to take full advantage of available incentives.
Why is it better for the environment?
Battery storage systems reduce your carbon emissions by enabling you to use zero-emission solar energy all day long.
Battery storage systems provide resiliency against short-term grid outages, and battery storage paired with rooftop solar can provide resiliency against long-term grid outages.