EcoFlow Real User Case Study: A Successful Claim of Residential Clean Energy Credit


In this case study, we explore Mark (pseudonym)’s experience with EcoFlow clean energy solutions and his successful claim of the Residential Clean Energy Credit(26%). Mark’s story serves as a valuable example for individuals interested in optimizing their tax benefits while adopting renewable energy systems. Discover how Mark seamlessly integrated EcoFlow products into his home and successfully claimed the tax credit.


Mark, an avid supporter of renewable energy, decided to invest in a clean energy system for his home. In 2021, he purchased a home solar system and solar panels from other brands, then decided to add EcoFlow DELTA Pro portable power stations and EcoFlow Smart Home Panel to store the solar energy. With prior experience in claiming energy credits on his taxes, he was familiar with the process and used the TurboTax App for self-filing.

Product Integration and System Design

The system included a home solar system, a capacity of 4.3 kW solar panels and EcoFlow DELTA Pro portable power stations and EcoFlow Smart Home Panel. This integration allowed him to harness and store solar energy efficiently. The total value of the system amounted to $12,756, with the solar panels accounting for $7,000.

Eligible Tax Credit

Mark qualified for the Residential Clean Energy Credit specifically for solar electric panels. It was crucial for his installation to include both solar energy generation and energy storage. Notably, without the inclusion of EcoFlow portable power stations, Mark would not have been eligible for the tax credit.

Application Process

To claim the Residential Clean Energy Credit, Mark completed Form 5695, the Declaration Form for Tax Rebates. This form, filed with his yearly tax return, indicated the requested refund amount based on energy improvements and resulting credit. He experienced a relatively straightforward process, requiring approximately 5-10 minutes to complete the form. He finished the process smoothly without receiving any tax audit. 

The process entailed several steps in general:

  • Step 1: Fill out Form 5695, indicating the requested refund amount and calculating the credit according to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. No supporting documents were initially required.
  • Step 2: A preliminary review of the application was conducted. If approved, the tax credit was successfully applied during the tax filing process. If flagged for an audit, you need to provide supporting evidence such as receipts, bank statements, and photos.
  • Step 3: In the event of an audit, the necessary documentation would be reviewed. If the audit was successful, you would receive the tax rebate.
  • Step 4: In case of denial, you would have the opportunity to appeal the decision. If the appeal was unsuccessful, you could explore legal options, although those situations are typically rare for energy tax credit claims.

Timeline and Documentation

Mark typically experienced a processing time of 1-2 weeks from submission to receiving the tax rebate.It’s very important to keep all invoices, receipts, and expense declarations associated with the energy tax credit form.


Mark’s journey exemplifies a successful claim of the Residential Clean Energy Credit, thanks to EcoFlow clean energy solutions. By integrating solar panels and EcoFlow DELTA Pro and EcoFlow Smart Home Panel, Mark not only reduced his reliance on traditional power sources but also unlocked substantial tax benefits.


The information provided in this case study is based on Mark’s experience and is intended for illustrative purposes only. Please be aware that EcoFlow does not provide assurances or guarantees concerning potential tax credits that may be associated with our products. Any information we provide is solely for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. It should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions, tax decisions, or execution. Consult a tax professional to evaluate your eligibility.

Learn more to discover how you can benefit from the Clean Energy Credit :

EcoFlow is a portable power and renewable energy solutions company. Since its founding in 2017, EcoFlow has provided peace-of-mind power to customers in over 85 markets through its DELTA and RIVER product lines of portable power stations and eco-friendly accessories.

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