January 01, 2010

Solar Panels, Tax Incentives, and Your House (2010, 24:01)

Solar Panels, Tax Incentives, and Your House

Probate & Property Magazine: January/February 2010, Volume 24, Number 1

By Jeffrey D. Moss

Jeffrey D. Moss is a senior attorney in the Bloomfield, Michigan, office of Butzel Long.

During the summer of 2008, gas prices went through the roof, and the United States refocused on renewable energy. Americans say they desire energy independence from foreign nations and environmentally sound renewable energy sources. To that end, the federal and state governments have enacted a number of alternative energy laws, including the Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-343, div. B, 122 Stat. 3807 (codified in scattered sections of 26 U.S.C.), which provides incentives for alternative energy sources in homes and businesses, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) , Pub. L. No. 111-5, 123 Stat. 115, which promotes the development and use of renewable and alternative energy sources.

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