LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21-23, 2020 – 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 26% federal tax credit through Dec. 31, 2020.

“Homeowners can ‘Go Solar’ by choosing VELUX Solar-Powered Skylights or fixed and manual skylights with factory-installed solar-powered blinds,” said Ross Vandermark, national product manager at VELUX America. “A simple extra step saves hundreds of dollars but also gives homeowners the light control they want in their homes, from abundant daylight to total darkness and all levels in between.”

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 26% federal tax credit on product and installation. With a total estimated tax credit of $594, the homeowner saves about $200.

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 powered 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).

This year is the last year to claim the 26% federal tax credit on qualifying VELUX products purchased and installed by December 31, 2020. The tax credit decreases to 22% in 2021. For more information, visit
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VELUX is the world leader in skylights and roof windows and is one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector. VELUX 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 or VELUX skylights are made in America in Greenwood, South Carolina.