One money saving aspect of installing solar battery powered skylights is the Federal tax credit you can receive back through 2021. The Emergency Stabilization Act signed by President George Bush and the American Recovery and Investment Act signed by President Barrack Obama create a tax credit up to 30% that phases out to 22% through the end of 2021. Renewable technologies like solar electric, solar water heating, small wind energy and more qualify.
We asked Jeff Dahl, what's next in the land of endless solar energy? "Well the Tesla Solar Roof is a spectacular product and when fused with the right architecture, it's very complimentary."
Photovoltaics come in all shapes and sizes but the new Tesla solar roof was not completely revolutionary, there are projects in Southern California that have used solar shingles in the past. "There is the Los Alamitos Fire Station, right off the 405 and Seal Beach Blvd., that installed solar shingles about 15 years ago. I thought it was a truly amazing concept, but after speaking with the company that started these, it was one of those innovations that never got off the ground." The design and water proofing are part of your roof system, the fact that the Tesla roof can power everything in your home with energy from the Sun is mind blowing. Integrating lighting, both natural and artificial, along with energy-efficient products, like LED lighting, go a long way towards building a green home and becoming energy conscious. There are a lot of beautifully designed cool products on the market but with the stringent state of California and it's Title 24 energy code, most of these choices may become mandatory not a choice.