ATLANTA, Nov. 19-22, 2019 The VELUX “Go Solar” program is a cost-effective solution that allows homeowners not only to add natural light to their homes but also take advantage of a 30% federal tax credit through Dec. 31, 2019.
Homeowners with fixed and manual skylights can still Go Solar by adding solar-powered blinds,” said Brian Grohe, commercial sales manager at VELUX America. “Taking this extra step not only saves them hundreds of dollars and increases their homes’ energy efficiency, but it also gives them control over the amount of light they want in their homes.
The estimated cost to purchase and install a fixed skylight is $1,900. However, homeowners can Go Solar by adding a solar powered blind with a free VELUX ACTIVE Gateway to be eligible for a 30% federal tax credit on product and installation. With a total estimated tax credit of $685, the homeowner saves $300.
The VELUX ACTIVE Gateway allows the homeowner to operate their new solar blinds with the VELUX ACTIVE smartphone app.
VEUX Go Solar products include:
- Deck and curb mounted fixed skylights and flashing kit with solar powered blinds and a free VELUX ACTIVE Gateway
- Deck and curb mounted manual venting skylights and flashing kit with solar powered blinds and a free VELUX ACTIVE Gateway
- Rigid Sun Tunnel skylights with a solar night light
Go Solar products build on the VELUX solar powered product line, which includes No Leak Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights (curb and deck mounted models).
While 2019 is the last year to claim the full 30% federal tax credit available for solar product purchase and installation, homeowners can still take advantage of a tax credit the next two years. The credit decreases to 26% in 2020 and 22% in 2021. Qualifying VELUX products purchased and installed by December 31, 2019 are eligible for the full 30% credit. For more information, visit veluxusa.com/help/tax-credit.
VELUX is the world leader in skylights and roof windows and is one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector. VELUX America products are available nationwide through home centers, building material suppliers, lumberyards and independent door, window or roofing retailers. Consumers can locate local suppliers and installers and access information on skylight selection and the benefits of bringing more natural light and fresh air into the home by visiting www.veluxusa.com or www.whyskylights.com. VELUX skylights are made in America in Greenwood, South Carolina.