The solar panel portion of a solar fan can qualify for the tax credit. The law specifies: The term "qualified solar electric property expenditure" means an expenditure for property which uses solar energy to generate electricity for use in a dwelling unit located in the United States and used as a residence by the taxpayer. If the solar fan operates using the electricity it has generated, then the solar panel portion of it, but not the fan, should qualify. Ask your installer to separate out the cost of the qualified component (the solar panel) from the non-qualified component (the fan), and to provide a Manufacturer's Certification Statement for the qualified component. The tax credit is for 30% of the cost of the solar panel(s), including installation. The credits are available for systems "placed in service" from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2016. Installation costs covered are: 'Labor costs properly allocable to the onsite preparation, assembly, or original installation of the property and for piping or wiring to interconnect such property to the dwelling unit shall be taken into account for purposes of this section.'
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