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Local Rebates

Federal Tax Credits & Utility Rebates

Local utilities want to give you money for energy efficiency upgrades to your home. The government is paying homeowners for making energy efficient improvements in the form of residential energy efficiency rebates and or tax credits in an effort to reduce national energy consumption. Here’s how it works:

  • Have a certified professional from Green Collar Operations perform a free home energy audit.
  • Have Green Collar Operations perform the necessary energy efficiency improvements for your home.
  • Receive your rebate check.

For more information about local rebate programs, you may contact Austin Energy at (512) 974-7827 or custinfo@austinenergy.com.


We file all of your rebate paperwork electronically! Green Collar Operations is a participating contractor for the Home Performance with Energy Star program. As a participating company it is our job to take care of your paperwork and ensure you get your rebates as quickly as possible.
Here is the breakdown of how we file for your rebates:

  • Schedule a Comprehensive Home Energy Audit – Green Collar Operations will come out and perform a free comprehensive energy audit.
  • Pre-inspection for your rebates – Once the work is scheduled we will schedule a pre-inspection with Austin Energy for your rebates. At that time you will have a complete summary that outlines all of the energy efficiency measures to be performed as well as the total rebates associated with Austin Energy and/or Texas Gas. We file for all of your rebates, and we arrange all inspections for you.
  • We perform the energy efficiency upgrades – We will complete the work in a timely manner and submit system performance testing results to Austin Energy so you can get your rebate.
  • We schedule your Final Inspection – Approximately 2 weeks after the work has been completed we will be given a date from Austin Energy for a “final Inspection” for your rebates. This inspection is usually completed within half an hour. The final inspection is done to ensure the work was completed and installed correctly.
  • Rebates are sent directly to you – Upon passing the final inspection Austin Energy will issue a check and, if eligible Texas Gas will issue another mailed directly to you. Rebate checks are usually received within 4-6 weeks upon completion of the final inspection

Federal Solar Tax Credit Information

For solar attic fans, homeowners are eligible to receive a federal tax credit for 30% (or up to $1,500) for the cost of the fan provided that the fan was installed between 2011 through the end of 2016. You are responsible for filing the federal tax credit on your personal tax return. If you decide to claim your attic fan tax credit, download Solar Royal’s Manufacturers Certification Form http://www.solarroyal.com/solar-attic-fan-tax-rebate-information/ Keep this document and any receipts with your income tax records.
For additional information about the federal tax credit for home energy efficiency improvements, please consult your tax advisor or accountant.


Note/Disclaimer: Green Collar Operations, LLC. is not a tax advisor. Taxpayers (private or commercial) claiming a tax credit should consult a tax professional with any questions prior to purchasing the product. Green Collar Operations, LLC. is not responsible or liable for the taxpayer's ability to receive tax credits.