Uncle Sam Wants to Pay You

Pandolfi, Keith
October 2006
This Old House;Oct2006, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p67
This article presents information on various programs supported by state and local governments, along with public and private utilities, in the United States that offer energy-conscious green consumers a variety of tax breaks, rebates, discounts, and grants. Arizona has approved a program under which homeowners can install solar energy devices without increasing their property tax liability.


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