In addition to net metering, Idahoans have the opportunity to take advantage of various incentive programs aimed at encouraging the installation of solar panels. The largest of these is a 30% tax credit which is available to both residential and commercial customers. This pays back 30% of the total system cost. Idaho also offers a tax deduction that can further reduce system cost.

Additionally, the State of Idaho offers a low interest loan program to help homeowners finance solar projects. The federal government also has many incentives directed toward energy efficiency upgrades that can be used to reduce consumption.

Additional information related to incentives provided by local utilities can be found on the sidebar to the right.