2017 Solar Tax Credit Documents

February 1st, 2018

The federal government offers a 30% income tax credit to solar system owners. Luminalt is pleased to provide you with the information. The links below will take you to:

  • The tax form you or your tax adviser will need to complete and attach to your return
  • The manufacturer certificates the IRS requires you to keep with your tax records
  • Tax Code information
2017 Solar Tax Forms
2017 IRS Form and Instructions 5695 Residential Energy Credit
2017 IRS Form and Instructions 3468 Commercial Energy Credit


2018 IRS Private Ruling

On 3/2/2018, the IRS released a private ruling stating that energy storage added to a solar system in a later tax year, qualifies for the residential tax credit. Note: It does require the storage to be charged 100% by the solar.
2018 IRS Private Ruling on Energy Storage and Residential Energy Credit

2017 Solar Electric Inverter Manufacturer’s Certificates
SMA – Coming soon


2017 Solar Electric Panel Manufacturer’s Certificates


2017 Solar Thermal Collector Manufacturer’s Certificate


Other Useful Information for You and Your Tax Preparer
Non-Residential Investment Tax Credit – Section 48 of the Internal Revenue Code as amended December 18, 2015
Residential Solar Tax Credit – Section 25D of the Internal Revenue Code as amended December 18, 2015
IRS Revenue Ruling on the Residential Solar Tax Credit


Please provide this information and your final receipt from Luminalt to your tax preparer.  If you need us to resend you your final receipt, please contact your Project Administrator or call us at (415) 641-4000.

Luminalt is not a tax adviser, please seek qualified tax advice.