Austin Energy Solar Resources

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Below are additional resources specific to Austin Energy customers with solar PV systems. If you have any questions about your Austin Energy bill, your property tax exemption, NATiVE’s warranty, or your solar PV system, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How to Read Your Austin Energy Bill (for customers with solar PV systems)

Current Rates for Customers Who Live Inside the City of Austin

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Austin Energy electric bills consistently rank among the lowest in Texas for average residential users and also rank lower than national averages. Austin Energy customers use less electricity than customers in other utilities because of our emphasis on energy efficiency and protecting the environment. View the current rates and tiered structure by clicking the image on the left or the button below.

Current Austin Energy Rates

Property Tax Assessment Exemption Procedures

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The Texas property tax code allows an exemption of the amount of the appraised property value that arises from the installation or construction of a solar energy device that is primarily for production and distribution for on-site use. Download the document on the left or click the button below for more information.

Property Tax Assessment Exemption Procedures

Federal Tax Credit

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Visit IRS.Gov and use Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits to figure and take your residential energy credits. The residential energy credits are:

The nonbusiness energy property credit and the residential energy efficient property credit. Click the document on the left or the button below to go to the Federal Tax Credit page on irs.gov.

Go To FTC on IRS.gov

Join Solar Austin

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Solar customers come together with Solar Austin! Check out the local opportunities, learn more about solar, meet other people with similar interests, and engage with our city leaders to improve solar policies in Austin. Download the document for more information by clicking the image on the left or the button below.

Join Solar Austin

NATiVE Warranty

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NATiVE, Inc. warrants the design, assembly, and installation of its renewable energy systems and their operation against defects in workmanship. Download the document for more information by clicking the image on the left or the button below.

Download the NATiVE Warranty

How to Clean Your Solar Panels

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Solar panels are generally self-cleaning, but in particularly dry areas or where panel tilt is minimal, dust and other substances such as bird droppings can build up over time and impact performance. Learn how to properly clean your solar panels by clicking on the image on the left or the button below.

How to Clean Your Solar Panels