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Get a 26% Federal Tax Credit for Installing Solar at your Business

Are you considering a solar (PV) system for your business? Worried about the cost of the installation? Now is the time to take advantage of the federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for purchased systems. This tax credit won't be around forever, so start planning this winter to be ready to power your business with the sun by summer! The ITC was first introduced as a 30% tax credit back in 2006, and has slowly been tapering down over the years. The current tax credit is 26% for purchased solar systems installed prior to December 31st, 2022. Don't wait another year! These tax credits will sunset after 2025 (pun intended). Download the U.S. Department of Energy’s Guide to the Federal Investment Tax Credit for Commercial Solar Photovoltaics to learn more.

Why install solar at your business? EnergySage has done extensive research and determined that the average commercial property owner in the United States could save 75% on their energy costs by installing solar panels. The long-term financial and environmental savings make this a great investment.

Looking for additional rebates, incentives, and programs? Check with your local utility and city/county jurisdiction. In many parts of the state, location-specific opportunities and programs are available. DSIRE’s Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency lists incentives by zip code.

Understanding SB 1383: Organics Recycling for Businesses


California is experiencing the effects of the climate crisis: hotter summers, longer fire seasons, extreme droughts, and rising sea levels. You may not think about food waste when it comes to the climate crisis, but according to CalRecycle, organic waste in landfills emit 20% of the state’s methane, a climate super pollutant 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. To respond to the climate crisis, California is implementing a statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery law: SB 1383. Starting January 1st, 2022, all jurisdictions in California will need to provide organic waste collection services to businesses and start collecting organic materials instead of sending them to the landfill. Edible food generators will also need to arrange to recover the maximum amount of their edible food that would otherwise go to landfills and maintain records. The new mandates can be confusing, read on to find out how this new law might impact your business. 

Find out what SB 1383 means for your business
The Innovator Tier is the highest level of certification that the California Green Business Network offers. Businesses who achieve this accomplishment go above and beyond to combat climate change by greening their business operations as much as possible, and receive additional advertising benefits and recognition from CAGBN for reaching Innovator level. Be sure to contact your local coordinator to find out how your business can be an Innovator too! 
Toad&Co
Program: Santa Barbara County

Sustainability is an integral part the Toad&Co business ethos from the clothing we produce to our day-to-day office management. We aim to inspire our staff, customers, and community to make environmentally responsible choices and lead in living a sustainable lifestyle. We are proud to be an Innovator within the California Green Business Network and will continue to look for ways to improve and exceed our long term sustainability goals!

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Sunpin Solar
Program: City of Irvine

Sunpin Solar is a proud member of the Irvine Green Business Network. In addition to reducing the global carbon footprint as a renewable energy developer, we help the city of Irvine conserve valuable energy resources on a daily basis. Our office utilizes energy saving devices, compostable containers, and reusable utensils to minimize waste production. We are committed to creating a vibrant green economy!

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Monterey Bay Kayaks
Program: City of Monterey

Our mission is to provide a wonderful and exceptional experience for everyone while fostering stewardship of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Reserve

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