NEWS: Utah governor signs bill to phase out solar tax credit

Utility Dive
By Robert Walton
March 22, 2017

Dive Brief:

  • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R)has signed House Bill 23, a measure to phase out tax credits for the purchase of rooftop solar systems by 2021.
  • Rooftop solar customers can currently claim $2,000 of tax credits on their state tax return, but now that amount will be reduced by $400 a year starting in 2018 until completely phased out.
  • The state is looking to boost its clean power and last month, Utah Clean Energy said the state needs to make changes to its energy market in order to encourage renewable energy

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