Posted by VELUX Skylights on December 4, 2020

There's Still Time to Go Solar


In 2019, we unveiled the Go Solar Initiative as a way to encourage homeowners to opt for VELUX's solar-powered options when installing skylights.


Solar-powered skylights and accessories are ideal options because, while you're reducing your carbon footprint, you're also getting a great deal. This year, all Go Solar products earn you a 26% federal solar tax credit when you install them in your home. And did we mention that's 26% off product and installation? Talk about savings!


Solar Tax Credit Changes in 2021

Unfortunately, the laws that enacted the federal solar tax credit put a limit on how long this credit would last. From 2009 to 2019, the federal solar tax credit was 30% of product cost and installation. This year, the credit dropped to 26%. And next year, we'll see another drop to 22%.


In other words: the time to act is now!


Go Solar products installed this month will still earn homeowners a 26% credit when they file their taxes. Go Solar products installed in 2021 will earn you a 22% credit during the next tax season.


After 2021, unless the credit is renewed by Congress, it will go away altogether. So get in touch with your local VELUX installer and act sooner rather than later!


The Go Solar Family

Need a refresher on what qualifies as a Go Solar product and gets you that federal tax credit? Meet the Go Solar Family:


Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylights

The Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylight features a solar panel that captures any available daylight and uses it to recharge the battery-powered operator and control system that opens and closes the unit. It also features a built-in rain sensor to automatically close the skylight at the first sign of rain.


Solar-Powered Blinds

Our solar-powered blinds are also powered by a battery that's charged by the sun. And when paired with a VELUX Manual "Fresh Air" Skylight or Fixed Skylight, solar-powered blinds make the entire installation eligible for the solar tax credit. They're available in a variety of colors, as well as blackout and light-filtering options, so you're sure to find some to match your décor!


VELUX Sun Tunnel® Solar Night Light

Designed to fit inside the VELUX Rigid Sun Tunnel® Skylight, the Solar Night Light features a solar panel to power rechargeable LEDs. When no light is available, the LEDs emit a soft, moon-like glow to help you see in the dark.



Ready to Go Solar with skylights? Find a VELUX installer in your area today!