Go Solar Initiative

Go Solar with VELUX and Save Big!

Despite our differences, we all share the same home: Planet Earth. At VELUX, we want to ensure the products we offer help reduce our carbon footprint, which is why we designed the Go Solar Initiative.

When you Go Solar with VELUX, you are well on your way to reducing your dependency on electricity by exchanging artificial light for bright, natural light, and in some cases, HVAC for fresh air. You can join the Go Solar Initiative by purchasing solar-powered products for your home which make you eligible for a 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit* on the entire cost of your products and installation. So, look up and Go Solar!

*View the latest update on Federal Solar Tax Credit.

Same Great Skylights. Way More Savings.

Did you know that the Sun provides us with more energy in a single hour than the entire world uses in a year? So, why depend on energy from anywhere else? If you’re already considering incorporating skylights into your home, it makes perfect sense to Go Solar and save big – both on your home’s energy efficiency and in your pocket.

Why Go Solar?

VELUX designed the Go Solar Initiative by bundling our products that reduce energy consumption and actively fine-tune your home’s climate in order to bring you more savings for taking a step in a greener direction.

When you Go Solar by purchasing a solar-powered skylight or adding solar shades to a fixed or manual skylight, your entire purchase and installation become a solar system that’s eligible for a 30% federal tax credit. And by exchanging artificial light for natural light and, in some cases, HVAC for fresh air, you’re well on your way to reducing your dependency on electricity.

Taking part in the Go Solar Initiative is a way to improve your household’s energy efficiency, create a bright, spacious atmosphere, and save money all at once! So, isn’t time you Go Solar?

Tax Credit History

In 2008, then President George W. Bush signed the Emergency Stabilization Act into law. In 2009, then President Barack Obama followed suit, signing into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

Together, these two laws provide a 30% federal tax credit on both the purchase an installation of qualifying products in renewable technologies. Technologies like solar electric property, residential solar water heating, qualified small wind energy, and qualified geothermal heat pump energy, among others, are all eligible for this tax credit when purchased and installed between January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2021.

2009-2019 Save 30% federal tax credit
2020-2021 Save 26% federal tax credit
2022-2032 Save 30% federal tax credit
2033 Save 26% federal tax credit
2034 Save 22% federal tax credit

The Logical Choice: How Go Solar Works

In order to Go Solar with VELUX, you’ll first need to purchase and install any of the eligible products listed below before December 31, 2021. And to receive the federal tax credit for doing so, there are a few things you’ll need to do.

First, when the product is installed, keep your receipts for the total price paid (product and installation) and attach them to a completed Manufacturers Certification Statement to keep for your records. Then, when tax time rolls around, fill out the IRS Residential Energy Efficient Property Tax Credit Form 5695, enter the tax credit calculated on your IRS Form 1040, and submit everything with your taxes.

Keep in mind that this tax credit is a direct debit of the taxpayer's total tax liability. For more information, visit veluxusa.com/taxcredit.

Eligible Products

All VELUX’s solar-powered products are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit* on product and installation under the ESA and ARRA as “Solar Electric Property” expenditures. These products include:

*Learn more about Federal Solar Tax Credit.

Example of  Go Solar Cost Savings for New Skylight Installation

Go Solar Guide eBook

Meet the Go Solar family

VELUX redesigned our products so that they not only matched the spirit of the tax credit, but also worked to improve usage of renewable energy. Select from the following products below to be eligible for the 30% federal tax credit*.

*Learn more about Federal Solar Tax Credit.

Most Asked Questions

What products receive a free VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO gateway?

When you Go Solar and purchase a Manual “Fresh Air” Skylight or Fixed Skylight with factory-installed solar shades, you’ll receive a free VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO Gateway* + App.

Does the Solar-Powered "Fresh Air" Skylight get a VELUX ACTIVE gateway too?

The VELUX Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight is compatible with VELUX ACTIVE with NETAMO. However, the Go Solar option for this skylight does not include a VELUX ACTIVE Gateway.

Why is the Electric "Fresh Air" Skylight not eligible for Go Solar?

The Go Solar Initiative encourages the use of solar energy to lessen our dependency on electricity. This is why products such as the VELUX Electric “Fresh Air” Skylight are not eligible for Go Solar incentives.

How do I stop bugs from flying in through my skylight and into my home?

We've all been there with the dreaded fly stuck in the car dilemma, and imagining that in your home seems worse. Luckily, your venting skylight comes with the option for you to add an insect screen to keep those pesky critters out while letting all the clean air in.

Should I be worried about condensation?

Condensation is a moisture problem caused by excessive water trapped in a room. Most people believe skylights contribute to condensation issues because you see the mist appear on the window pane, but skylights actually help eliminate condensation. By opening your fresh air skylight, you allow the moist, warm air to flow out of the room.

Where should I put my skylight?

Knowing where to install your skylight has it challenges and depend on certain elements of your home. We know this, which is why we've partnered with certified VELUX skylight professionals who will survey your home and offer you their advice on the best spot for your skylight. Find an installer in your area, today.

My space is too small to install a skylight, do I have options?

When ceiling space is limited, you still have options! Instead of a traditional skylight, a Sun Tunnel Skylight can go in your space. It brings in all the benefits of natural light without taking up too much room. Learn more about VELUX Sun Tunnel Skylights.

I heard skylights leak, is that true?

When skylights first came out, they were prone to leaks which gave them a pretty bad name. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, VELUX manufactures skylights with a three-layer water protection that prevents any leaks. Plus, we added an installation warranty to all products installed with our skylight flashing system because we believe in our No Leak Promise. Learn more about our warranties and No Leak Promise.

What warranties are offered?

As the world leader in roof windows and skylights, we stand behind our products with an industry-leading warranty; it's been a commitment we've kept for over 75 years. Here's our complete warranty guide.

Are there options to add a shade to my skylight?

Yes, our skylights are designed to have a stylish shade fitted to them. We offer three types of shades: blackout, light filtering, and Venetian. Each style of shade comes with its own unique selection of color and patterns for you to choose from.