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Kansas — Solar Incentives, Tax Credits, and Rebates
The cost of going solar in the Kansas City metro area has become cheaper for Kansas homeowners due to state incentives and the federal solar tax credit.
You can use the federal solar tax credit and state incentives to save thousands of dollars when you go solar.
Kansas Solar Incentives and Tax Credits
Federal Solar Tax Credit
The federal solar tax credit will reduce your costs of going solar more than anything else if you live in Kansas.
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC), also called the federal solar tax credit, helps you reduce the cost of your solar energy system. You can deduct 26% of the cost of your solar energy system from your federal taxes. There is no cap on the value of your tax credit and it applies to both residential and commercial systems.
The federal solar tax credit is 26% for systems installed in 2022, but the tax credit will drop to 22% in 2023. If you’re debating on when to go solar, it is recommended that you go solar in 2022 in order to make the most of the federal solar tax credit.
Net Metering in Kansas
Net Metering is when your utility company monitors how much energy your home’s solar system produces and how much energy you consume. If your home’s solar system generates a surplus of energy, you will receive a credit from your utility company for that surplus energy.
Homeowners in some states receive full retail rate credit for the amount of surplus energy you send back into the grid. In Kansas, at a system cost rate for the amount of surplus energy you generate.
Under the current Net Metering Law in Kansas, the system cost rate is a utility company’s wholesale cost - about 2.1 cents per kWH for wholesale cost compared to 11.3 cents per kWH for full retail cost.
Although this is significantly less than full retail credit, net metering in Kansas can provide substantial long-term savings for Kansas homeowners over the lifetime of their solar system.
Kansas Property Tax Exemptions for Solar Homeowners
Installing solar panels on your home will increase your home’s value by several thousand dollars. This is due to the substantial energy savings you will receive over the life of your solar power system.
Kansas Solar Rebates
There are no solar rebates currently available for homeowners in Kansas.
DSIRE Incentives Database - Kansas
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive database that Kansas residents can use to search for and find solar energy incentives in Kansas and across the entire country.