Accelerated depreciation is a method of depreciation used to depreciate the assets in a manner that greater deductions are allowed in the first few years. Accelerated depreciation can reduce costs during a company’s start up year. By increasing the deductions taken during the first few years of business, you will reduce your company’s overall tax debt

Depreciation is one aspect of the tax, that facilitates greater investment in renewable energy and ultimately lower costs for consumers. In solar projects, accelerated depreciation is widely used as an incentive to lessen the burden of tax. In India, Accelerated depreciation (AD) allows investors, mostly setting up capacity for captive use, to take advantage of up to 80% of the project cost.


The federal solar tax credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial systems, and there is no cap on its value.