Offset Your Costs with Solar Rebates and Incentives. Solar energy is environmentally friendly, free and almost limitless. That’s why federal, local and state governments provide tax credits and solar rebates for families that adopt residential solar systems. The incentives can significantly reduce the cost of purchasing and installing a solar energy system in Erie. For more information, read about the solar rebates and incentives below or call Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-308-0416. Government Tax Credits Federal HVAC Credit (25C) – $300 tax credit is currently offered on solar heat pumps or air conditioners, the key component of the SunSource® Home Energy System. Federal Solar Credit (25D) – covers 30% of the cost and installation, with no cost limit, of SunSource solar modules. Additionally, the credit will cover 9% of the total cost of solar-ready products. State and Local Incentives Other incentives might be offered by Erie’s local and state governments, as well as utility companies. Call us at 814-308-0416 to learn more. Find other incentives that you qualify for at dsireusa.org or www.energystar.gov. Contact a tax professional in Erie County for full details on all federal, state and local tax credits.