North Hollywood, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/30/2014 -- US Gate Supply has once again recognized the shift that we are seeing in the gate automation industry. More and more homeowners and manufacturers are looking to adopt more environment friendly and unconventional means to power their gate operators. We are seeing an influx of solar powered gate operators from renowned manufacturers like LiftMaster, Allomatic and Doorking among others.
Solar power means a cleaner and greener way to operate the gate operators and thus it helps our customer do their part for the environment. According to Mario Penaloza, President at US Gate Supply, “Purchasing Solar Gate Operators has dual benefits for the customers as they also get a Solar Tax Credit on such products” This is a great incentive for businesses and individuals to opt for the solar options over the conventional ones.
The cost for these operators was initially high but over a period of time it has come down significantly. Manufacturers such as LiftMaster and Doorking are finding it cost effective to include PV (photovoltaic) panels in their packages. Mario rightly points out, “There are things to look out though before deciding to purchase a solar powered gate automation system, you would need a lot of unobstructed sunlight, close to 8 hours a day for solar panels to recharge” He further adds that we advise customers to choose solar options only if its suitable on their property as it needs a lot of direct sunlight. Customers are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit on qualified gate operators. The tax credit applies to the total installed cost of the solar gate opener system. This includes the related solar panel, opener, access control device, remote controls, obstruction detection device(s), etc.
Following are some of the qualifications needed to claim the tax credit:
- 30% tax credit on the installed system cost
- Effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2008
- You will need to use The Federal Tax Credit form 5695, Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit
- You will need to provide a copy of the "Manufacturer's Certification for Credit"
- The dwelling must be located in the United States and be used as a residence by the taxpayer
- This offer is only available in the United States
To know more about our solar offerings, go to http://www.usgatesupply.com or call us on 888-910-2815 to speak with a USGS representative.