2011 Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency « Back to Search Results

Category: Green Incentives, Energy Incentives

What is included in the Tax Credit?


Tax Credit: 10% of cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50 - $300
Expires: December 31, 2011
Details: Must be an existing home & your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify.

  • Biomass Stoves
  • Heating/Ventilating/Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Insulation
  • Roofs (Metal & Asphalt)
  • Water Heaters (non-solar)



Tax Credit: 30% of cost with no upper limit
Expires: December 31, 2016
Details: Existing homes & new construction qualify. Both principal residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify.

  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Small Wind Turbines (Residential)
  • Solar Energy Systems



Tax Credit: Credit Details: 30% of the cost, up to $500 per .5 kW of power capacity
Expires: December 31, 2016
Details: Existing homes & new construction qualify. Must be your principal residence. Rentals and second homes do not qualify.

  • Fuel Cells (Residential Fuel Cell and Microturbine System)


NOTE: Tax credits that were 30% up to $1,500 EXPIRED on December 31, 2010. New tax credits were passed, but at lower levels. Summary of changes.

Please note, not all ENERGY STAR qualified products qualify for a tax credit. ENERGY STAR distinguishes energy efficient products which, although they may cost more to purchase than standard models, will pay you back in lower energy bills within a reasonable amount of time, without a tax credit.


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