Vivien Bui
Vivien Bui is a Communications Specialist in the Office of Public Affairs.
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Solar panels on a rooftop

Raise the roof – and turn it into your new favorite source of energy: solar power! Thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, you can help the Earth and save big. Here are four reasons to go solar:

1. Lower your energy bills.

Did you know that rooftop solar can reduce the average household’s annual power bill by $1,500 or more? Over the years, it’s a long-term investment that can save you tens of thousands of dollars.

2. Prepare for a rainy day.

Stored solar energy power doesn’t need to be used right away. In case of a literal rainy day – or a power outage – your house can still be powered by solar. All you need is to store the energy in a battery (psst, we have tax credits for that too!).

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Did you know? If we installed rooftop solar panels on all the available spaces across the United States, it could generate up to ONE-THIRD of the country’s total electricity needs.
U.S. Dept of Energy

3. Join the clean energy movement.

The power sources your household uses are among the greatest factors in your carbon footprint; an increase of solar power usage can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants that contribute to climate change. In the United States, there are over 3,000 square miles of rooftops on which solar panels could be installed. Will your rooftop be part of the clean energy movement?

Solar Power in Action

Learn more about how rooftop solar power helped keep the lights on during winter in New England.

4. Save more money with tax credits!

Through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the federal tax credit for solar was increased. Now, eligible consumers can save 30% on the original installation cost of a solar photovoltaic system. To apply for this tax credit, submit IRS Form 5696 when filing your taxes. Learn more about your eligibility as detailed on