The federal tax credit is current set at 30% and is available until the end of 2019. This credit is available to all California residents who purchase their solar system . By the year 2020, this credit will decrease to 26% and by 2021, it will be 22%. By the year 2022, there will only be a tax credit of 10% for commercial systems and no longer a residential credit offered. Take advantage of the 30% tax credit today!
As of April 2013, the California Solar Initiative (CSI) has exhausted all its funds. Currently, there is still a state rebate in effect as part of the New Solar Home Partnership Program (NSHP), as an incentive to install solar on all new homes within the state.