US Residents Could Receive 30% Tax Rebate on Solar Power Solutions For RV
If you’re a full-time RV owner looking to add solar power to your rig, the US government is making you an offer you might not be able to refuse.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a boondocker, stealth camper or a digital nomad. If you own an RV then you could qualify for the Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit, giving you back up to 30% of the cost of a complete solar package, or most additions to your current solar system.
This program applies to all ‘dwelling units’ including houses, mobile homes and boats, and the current solar tax credit is valid for any RV that has been accepted by the IRS as a second home for tax purposes.
If you think solar power is right for you, don’t wait too long to act. The credit has been extended to the end of 2019, but scales back then disappears by the end of 2021.
Is Solar Power Right For Your RV?
Cost Savings and Freedom to Roam Make a Compelling Case
As millennials discover the joys of the open road they’ve helped push RV sales to record highs — the industry’s eighth consecutive year of gains, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.
This new generation is pushing the boundaries of RVing, exploring more isolated areas and spending more time off the grid. They’re also looking to technologies such as solar power to give them more flexibility and keep costs down.
While solar power provides particular advantages for these more adventurous types, it also offers compelling benefits to the entire RV community.
A well-designed solar recharged battery system lets you power your lights, refrigerator and electronics for extended periods without external power, giving you unparalleled freedom to explore. Discover those hidden camping spots or isolated beaches without compromising your creature comforts or worrying about ‘plugging in’. Consider these benefits:
Cost-effective. Fuel for generators, plug-in charges at campgrounds, expensive battery replacements — all these costs add up. With solar power, many RVers find they can minimize these expenses or eliminate them altogether.
Environmentally friendly. No more idling your RV to keep your batteries charged. And unlike generators, solar solutions don’t use require fuel or give off pollutants. Generating solar power also makes no noise, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of being off the grid.
Maximize battery life. Your solar charging system will keep your batteries optimally charged on and off the road, extending their lifespan and preventing ‘dead battery’ situations when you’re in remote locations.
Minimal maintenance. Solar panels have no moving parts to wear out. Simply keep the panels clean and regularly inspect your system for loose connections or damage.
Safe. Solar solutions generate relatively low voltage and amperage. Properly installed and maintained, they pose very little threat of incidental shock or electrical fire.
Go Power! The Trusted Leader in Solar Power Solutions for RVs
When you’re considering a solar power solution for your RV, you want to know your provider has a proven track record, and that you’re getting the best products, installation and dealer service available.
Go Power! has been a trusted provider of solar technology for over 20 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Valterra Products, LLC., Go Power! offers a full line of complete RV solar charging systems, DC to AC power converters, transfer switches, smart battery chargers, and accessories.
Our flagship solution, the Solar Extreme, can produce enough power to run up to 3000 watts of appliances or electronics at a time and, depending on your exposure to the sun, top up your battery bank at a rate of 27amps per hour.
Go Power! is committed to providing innovative solar solutions for the RV community, and is a member of both the Recreational Vehicle Aftermarket Association and the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada.
Note – while the current solar tax credit is valid only for US residents, and is generally valid for RV’s that have been deemed as a second home for tax purposes, you should consult your account or tax advisor to confirm you qualify. Learn more about the Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit here.