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Information for Solar Energy Tax Credits

Buying a gate opener can be a tough decision. You have to decide what operator is powerful enough for your slide or swing gate and you also need to consider factors like backup systems, wiring, and manufacturers. Add onto that, most GTO / Linear Pro gate openers come in electrical and solar powered and you've got more than a few tough decisions to make. Luckily, we're here to make it a little bit easier. According to Section 25 D of the Internal Revenue Code:

"In the case of an individual, there shall be allowed as a credit against the tax imposed by this chapter for the taxable year an amount equal to the sum of—
(1) 30 percent of the qualified solar electric property expenditures made by the taxpayer during such year,
(2) 30 percent of the qualified solar water heating property expenditures made by the taxpayer during such year,
(3) 30 percent of the qualified fuel cell property expenditures made by the taxpayer during such year,
(4) 30 percent of the qualified small wind energy property expenditures made by the taxpayer during such year, and
(5) 30 percent of the qualified geothermal heat pump property expenditures made by the taxpayer during such year."

Click here for a full description of the federal solar tax credit. This means when you buy a solar powered GTO / Linear Pro gate opener, you'll save money on your electric bill and your taxes! To get this tax credit, you'll need to fill out Form 5695 with your taxes. Take advantage of these deals and print or download Form 5695 for Residential Energy Credits today.

Still not sure whether or not using solar energy will work for you? Use these handy charts to determine whether or not your area of the country might have enough sunlight to sustain a solar powered operator. Naturally, areas with a lot of sunlight year-round are ideal for taking advantage of the benefits of solar energy. The chart below shows which areas of the United States are better suited to using solar panels and batteries and which might require backup systems or electric power. States like Florida, Hawaii, Southwestern states, and Puerto Rico are the best fit since the winter months still have plenty of solar radiation. Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and other states in the middle of the country may have enough sunlight to sustain most GTO / Linear Pro solar powered gate openers, but a backup battery is always a good idea. Cities that are always cloudy and rainy like Seattle or states with long, gray winters like Alaska and Maine might not be right for solar operators.

 

Solar Radiation Chart for the United States

 

Shopping from somewhere outside the United States? While we can't guarantee a tax incentive on your order, you can still save money and protect the environment when you go green with solar energy and a GTO / Linear Pro gate opener. You might still need to consider whether or not your region has enough sunlight to power a slide or swing gate opener. Use the following chart as a rough guide of solar radiation to decide whether or not there is enough energy from the sun in your area to power your chosen automatic gate operator.

Average Sunlight Worldwide
 

While purchasing a solar powered gate operator can save you money in the long run and during taxes next year, it isn't for everyone. Consider the weather, both in summer and winter, and your area of the country before purchasing a GTO / Linear Pro solar gate opener.

If there's enough sunlight in your area, solar energy always pays off and solar packages are generally close in pricing to normal electrical packages. Save 30% on next year's taxes with the federal solar tax credit today and cut your electric bill at the same time! Still can't decide? Call us Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00pm EST at 1-800-878-7829 or email us any time at sales@gateopenerking.com and find out if getting one of these GTO / Linear Pro operators is right for you. One of our highly-trained and knowledgeable representatives will be able to help you decide if the gate opener you're looking at is right for the job. We offer a variety of solar packages for GTO / Linear Pro gate operators and are here to help you figure out which swing or slide gate operator package is the best fit for your job.

Make and Model Number(s) of Qualified Property:

GTO / Linear Pro Mighty Mule FM200 SGL Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Single Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Mighty Mule FM350 SGL Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Single Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Mighty Mule FM352 Dual Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Dual Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Mighty Mule FM500 SGL Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Single Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Mighty Mule FM502 Dual Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Dual Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SW2000XL Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Single Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SW2002XL Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Dual Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SW3000XL Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Single Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SW3200XL Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Dual Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SW4000XL Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Single Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SW4200XL Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Dual Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access System GTO/PRO-PRO-SW3000XL-LCB Solar Gate Opener System–Kit for Single Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SW3200XL-LCB Solar Gate Opener System–Kit for Dual Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access System GTO/PRO-PRO-SW4000XL-LCB Solar Gate Opener System–Kit for Single Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SW4200XL-LCB Solar Gate Opener System–Kit for Dual Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SL2000B Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Single Gates
GTO / Linear Pro Access Systems GTO/PRO-PRO-SL2200B Solar Gate Opener System – Kit for Dual Gates