You may be eligible for the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit if you made the following qualifying improvements to your home during the year:
- Solar electric property
- Solar water heaters
- Fuel cell property
- Small wind energy property
- Geothermal heat pumps
Go to this section in Credit Karma Tax: Residential Energy Credits
The home must be in the United States to take this credit but it doesn’t have to be your main home. The credit is equal to 30% of your total cost, including labor, assembly and installation costs from qualifying energy efficient property. Although the credit is nonrefundable, it may be carried forward to a future year.