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Presentation to highlight benefit of solar panels

Indiana residents and business owners will learn how the federal tax credit of 26% has been extended through 2022 for installing solar panels on houses, farm structures and places of business during the next Zoom meeting of Solarize East Central Indiana.

Net metering in Indiana, however, will be available through June 2032 if installed by the end of June 2022. Installations after June 2022 will not qualify for net metering.

The Zoom meeting sponsored by Solarize ECI, a grassroots community group affiliated with Solarize Indiana, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. The Zoom meeting will involve a 30-minute presentation followed by an hour for questions and answers. There is no charge to attend the Solarize ECI Zoom meeting.

Prior registration is required. The Zoom link for registration, which is free, can be found at or by sending an email request to Carolyn Vann, [email protected], or John Vann, [email protected], who are co-team leaders of Solarize ECI.

One of the main benefits of working with Solarize ECI and the Indiana Solarize state organization is group pricing that reduces the costs of installing a solar system. When home, farm and business owners work through Solarize ECI and have Solarize ECI’s vetted solar company install their panels, they’ll received a 10% discount from the solar panel company, Vann said.

Next, adding solar panels to structures permits more energy independence with less exposure to increasing utility bills, Vann said.

Finally, adding solar will not increase the owner’s property taxes. The addition of solar has the potential to increase property sales value, however.

For more information, contact Vann at [email protected]

Sheryl Swingley |

Muncie, Ind