Where We Install the Tesla Powerwall
The Tesla Powerwall is the go-to name for home battery backup. When combined with residential solar, the Powerwall can potentially eliminate your power bill. The Powerwall remains one of the least expensive, highest quality options available for home solar installations.
Where Does Go Solar Group Install the Powerwall?
To help bring affordable solar batteries to your home, Go Solar Group has begun installing Powerwalls across multiple states. Powerwalls can be paired with state-level solar incentives to bring large savings to your home. Let’s take a look at the individual states where you can get a Tesla Powerwall and what incentives you can pair them with.
Arizona is a state with many reasons to go solar, from long sun hours to good state-level incentives. Most notably, Arizona has a sales tax exemption that applies to solar batteries. Any home battery which is installed as part of a solar power system is eligible for being exempt from Arizona state sales taxes.
California has a booming solar industry. A combination of the right climate, state-level legislation, and good incentives have led to California being one of the top states for solar. However, with plans to cut solar incentives like net metering on the horizon, California solar homeowners should invest in a Powerwall to save as much money as possible. Two Tesla Powerwalls are enough to power the average home while the sun is down, which can make up for reduced net metering policies.
Unlike Arizona, Colorado does not provide sales or property tax exemptions for solar storage devices. While other parts of residential solar installations are covered under these exemptions, batteries are ineligible. However, Colorado’s main utility companies provide beneficial net metering policies, which pair well with the Powerwall.
Florida is one of the sunniest states in America — fitting for the Sunshine State. As of 2020, Florida is ranked third in the US for solar installations. Florida provides both sales and property tax waivers. These waivers can apply to battery backup, assuming it is used only for solar storage. When you pair tax exemptions with net metering, a Powerwall can start saving you lots of money.
While Georgia lacks some of the strong incentives that other states have, it does have widespread net metering. Thanks to Georgia’s Public Service Commission, utilities in the state offer avoided-cost net metering rates to solar homeowners. Having a Powerwall with a net metering policy is a good way to eliminate your power bill in Georgia.
Illinois has several powerful incentives for solar homeowners. While the Adjustable Block Program is no longer accepting new members, Illinois’ largest utility, ComEd, is providing rebates to new solar homeowners. Additionally, Illinois has widespread net metering thanks to state policy. With these incentives, it’s cheaper than ever to go solar in Illinois and to back up your home with a Powerwall.
Mississippi does not have great solar incentives. It is one of the few states in America to not have net metering laws, which means that it is difficult to know whether you’ll be able to benefit or not. While all Americans benefit from the federal solar tax credit, that may end up being your only incentive. A couple of Powerwalls can power the average home throughout the night, which can help make up for the lack of net metering.
Many of Missouri’s best incentives are available from state-level utility companies. Among the companies offering solar rebates are Amaren Missouri, Columbia Water & Light, Empire District Electric, and Kansas City Power & Light. Additionally, qualifying Missouri homes can get a property tax exemption for any home value increases that would come from installing a solar energy system. Using the rebates you get from installing solar is a perfect way to purchase a Tesla Powerwall to go with it.
Nevada’s net metering laws can be a hindrance to solar homeowners who want to get the best ROI from their installation as possible. In Nevada, solar companies do not offer the full retail rate for net metering, which means that you won’t be saving as much as you could. Having a Powerwall or two will let you get more energy for a better price than the avoided-cost rate since the energy you store is close to free.
New Jersey Powerwalls
By contrast, New Jersey’s net metering policies are excellent. The state offers the full retail rate for net metering. On top of that, New Jersey has sales and property tax exemptions for solar equipment, including batteries that are devoted exclusively to solar energy storage. These savings work perfectly with the Powerwall, as you can significantly reduce its price and potentially eliminate your power bill to boot.
New Mexico Powerwalls
New Mexico offers a slate of solar incentives, including several strong tax incentives. New Mexico’s sales tax exemption for solar equipment can help save a lot of money on a Powerwall. Additionally, many homeowners in New Mexico will be covered by PNM, which offers great net metering rates. Combine a cheap Powerwall with good net metering and watch your power bill disappear.
North Carolina Powerwalls
Among the best solar incentives in North Carolina are utility-level rebates and net metering, along with some tax exemptions. Additionally, North Carolina residents can qualify for long-term solar loans. These loans have their interest rate capped at eight percent. Additionally, one of North Carolina’s largest utilities, Dominion Energy, offers the full retail rate for their net metering. A low-interest solar loan combined with full retail net metering can be the perfect way to secure a Powerwall and maximize your savings.
South Carolina Powerwalls
South Carolina’s solar incentives are very strong. The standout feature is the South Carolina Solar Tax Credit. Much like the federal ITC, it applies to your state-level income taxes and is worth 25 percent of your system’s value. Two of South Carolina’s largest utilities — Santee Cooper and Dominion Energy — both offer rebates per watt of solar installed. Combine these with close to full-retail net metering rates and you have a veritable banquet of savings. The SC income tax credit, in particular, can slash the costs of your solar installation by a large amount and make the Powerwall even cheaper.
When people think of Texas, they think of oil — after all, it’s not called Texas Tea for no reason. However, surprising many, Texas is one of the states with the most solar installed. This is partly because Texas, especially San Antonio, has many good solar incentives. Go Solar Group estimates that a Tesla Powerwall, combined with San Antonio’s solar incentives, can net anywhere between $3,000-4,000 in additional savings.
We end our journey with Virginia. Unfortunately, Virginia is lacking in the solar incentives department compared to the other states on this list. There are property tax exemptions available for solar equipment in some parts of the state, but not all parts. The only other incentive available to Virginia residents is net metering. Net metering is not available to customers of municipal utilities. With that in mind, a Powerwall can help you save money. With two Powerwalls, you can power your home at night with your own solar energy and avoid bad net metering rates.