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MATTHEW CRUISE | Envisaged tax incentives a welcome boost to wider use of solar energy

In the wake of the February’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) and the subsequent Budget Speech, it has become clear that the government has finally realised something that most people in the energy sector have known for a long time. That providing meaningful incentives for companies and households to install solar power is, in fact, very cost effective. 

Once fully implemented, the new tax incentives will allow businesses to reduce their taxable income by 125% of the cost of an investment in renewables. Domestic users, meanwhile, will be able to claim a rebate of 25% of the cost of rooftop panels, up to a maximum of R15,000. ..

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