CAMBRIDGE, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — A part of the bailout package recently passed by the U.S. government included a generous solar energy tax credit bill which will dramatically reduce the cost and hasten the payback to homeowners for installing residential solar energy systems. A full 30% federal tax credit is now available for solar PV and thermal installations starting January 1, 2009. The Renewable Energy Division of S+H Construction, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the greater Boston area’s premier residential renovation and custom home building companies, designs, integrates and installs solar electric power (PV), solar thermal hot water, and geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Their services include everything from system design and installation through maintenance of residential equipment as well as energy conservation consultations. S+H is a fully certified turnkey installer and performs all of the paperwork necessary for homeowners to qualify for and obtain the significant rebates offered in Massachusetts to those who install PV.

“With the new expanded tax credit passed by Congress coupled with the savings from Commonwealth Solar, the existing tax rebate program from the State of Massachusetts, consumers will now be able to save 50% off their renewable energy projects,” notes Doug Hanna, co-president of S+H Construction. “Now is the time to do it and I expect a lot more interest and inquiries about solar energy from homeowners, especially now with economic times being tight and winter oil bills coming due.”

S+H Construction is a multi-award winning firm recently named “Best General Contractor” in 2007 by Boston Magazine and “Best Kitchen Remodeling” in the 2008 Boston Home Magazine Awards. Specializing in renewable energy, custom home building, residential renovations, historical restorations, landscaping and site work in the Greater Boston area since 1979, S+H Construction is located at 26 New Street in Cambridge, MA.