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Federal Tax Incentives

Save money with solar tax credits from the federal government. Obtaining an investment tax credit (ITC) allows you to deduct 30% of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial systems, and there is no cap on its value.

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Local Incentives

CPS Energy, San Antonio's municipal utility, offers rebates to customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes, schools, or businesses. The rebate is available to all CPS Energy customers for systems of at least 1 kilowatt (kW)-AC.

GVEC offers energy efficiency rebates on new home construction, home energy improvements, and renewable energy investments. These rebates are designed to help alleviate some of the initial costs of leading a more energy-conscious lifestyle. GVEC wants to give you "power tools" that help you build and maintain an energy-efficient home.

Referral Plan

Smartworld Energy offers a $250 incentive for referrals with completed installation. If you know anyone who is interested in going solar, simply send us their info to or give us a call today for more information. 

Sensible Financing Available

We work with several experienced lenders who understand perfectly what solar is about. Low interest, no prepayment penalties, and terms alligned with all the benefits of solar, will help you move forward with one of the most rewarding investments you'll ever make.

Energy Saving Tips

Insulating & sealing air leaks and checking your home's insulation is one of the fastest and most cost-efficient ways to use a whole-house approach to reduce energy waste and make the most of your energy dollars. A good insulating system includes a combination of products and construction techniques that protect a home from outside temperatures, prevent air leaks, and control moisture. You can increase the comfort of your home while reducing your heating and cooling needs by up to 10% by investing in proper insulation and sealing air leaks.

What's the Real Cost?

Every appliance has two price tags — the purchase price and the operating cost. Consider both when buying a new appliance. Appliances account for about 20% of your household's energy consumption, with refrigerators, washers, and dryers at the top of the consumption list.

Slow Down to Save Gas

Transportation accounts for 66% of U.S. oil use — mainly in the form of gasoline. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve gas mileage. Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard braking) wastes gas. It can lower your highway gas mileage by 33% and city mileage by 5%. Avoid high speeds. Above 60 mph, gas mileage drops rapidly. The website shows how driving speed affects gas mileage.