The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Impact: Transforming Facility Investment

March 4, 2024

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, signed by President Biden just over a year ago, marks the most significant investment in reducing carbon emissions in U.S. history. This post explores how the IRA has transformed the landscape for businesses investing in clean energy, paving the way for more sustainable facilities with improved economic outcomes on energy projects.

Stability and Confidence Through Extended Tax Credits

The main benefit of the IRA for facility owners and operators is the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) which is a 30% tax credit on energy projects (Solar, Wind, and Battery projects). To achieve the full 30% investment tax credit certain Wages and Apprenticeship guidelines must be met for projects over 1 MW in size.

The IRA's extension of Investment Tax Credits through at least 2032 provides unprecedented stability, replacing the previous uncertainty stemming from short-term extensions. The IRA allows businesses to confidently plan for the long term, acting as a catalyst for strategic facility planning and empowering companies to embark on clean energy projects with confidence moving forward.

Bonus Incentives for Domestic Content, Low-Income Communities, and Energy Communities

The IRA promotes targeted investment by offering incentives for energy projects in predefined areas, including Low-Income Communities and Energy Communities. RavenVolt assists clients in identifying these specific communities, adding an extra 10% to the Investment Tax Credit. Furthermore, adhering to domestic content guidelines can contribute an additional 10% to the credit. These bonus tax credits are additive as well so they can be stacked on to each other, and you could have projects with a 30% bonus credit added to the base 30% for a total credit of 60%. Location-based bonuses within designated communities serve to align economic incentives, attracting investment and boosting returns. Seizing these opportunities can lead to higher returns on investment, making strategic investments a win-win for businesses and communities alike.

Driving Sustainability and Economic Success

Businesses can strategically plan and implement clean energy projects with confidence, knowing that tax credits will be available for a decade or more. This stability allows companies to plan on developing projects that not only lower operating costs but also contribute to a better Return on Investment (ROI).

Embracing the IRA's incentives, facility investments become cornerstones for a sustainable and economically resilient future. The collective impact of businesses navigating this new era of tax certainty has the potential to transform the energy and facility investment landscape, fostering sustainable practices and economic resilience across the nation.


The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has ushered in transformative change, empowering businesses to invest in Solar, Batteries, and Wind on their facilities that drive sustainable goals and deliver better returns on investment.

written by:

Chad Singer

Director of Rates and Tariffs

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