Arkansas consumes a relatively high amount of energy, with high electrical utility rates. This alone gives consumers and businesses incentive to go solar.
The state of Arkansas should revisit its current solar practices and incentives. In fact, a solar evaluation can be very worthwhile.
There is a federal tax credit of $2,000 available for those who invest in a solar kit, but otherwise the state provides no financial incentive.
The biggest electrical utility in Arkansas is Entergy Arkansas. This supplies about half of the electricity consumers in the state. It is estimated that a roof installation could cut electricity costs at least in half in most cases.
While there are many benefits to solar panel installation—from improved property value to utility savings to environmental benefits—at this point there are virtually no state incentives provided by Arkansas.