NC Solar Rebate Program

Duke Energy’s solar rebate program in North Carolina makes installing solar panels for your home or business a better investment than ever before.

2020 Solar Rebate from Duke Energy

Homeowners, businesses, and non-profits who install solar panels in North Carolina are eligible for a rebate from Duke Energy. This solar rebate significantly reduces the net cost of a solar installation making clean energy more affordable than ever before.

Check our summary of the rebate below and read what Bob Kingery (co-founder/CEO of Southern Energy Management) had to say about the rebate in the Charlotte Business Journal.

Duke Energy Solar Rebate Key Facts

Home Solar Rebate Program Business Solar Rebate Program Non-Profit Solar Rebate Program
Rebate Amount
60¢ per watt
$3,000 to $5,000 for a typical home solar panel system
50¢ per watt
$50,000 for a 100 kilowatt solar system
75¢ per watt
$37,500 for a 50 kilowatt solar system
Cost Impact
40% off cost of solar
When the rebate is combined with the 26% Federal Tax Credit for home solar.
70% off cost of solar
When the rebate is combined with tax incentives for commercial solar.
30% off cost of solar
Non-profits can't use the existing tax incentives for solar so this a unique opportunity for non-profits.
Maximum Rebate
10,000 watts x $0.60
100,000 watts x $0.50
100,000 watts x $0.75
2020 Capacity
5,000 kW for home solar. 2,500 kW for business solar. 2,500 kW for non-profits.
600 homeowners
5,000 kW capacity / average size of 7 kW
50 businesses
2,500 kW capacity / average size of 50 kW
50 non-profits
2,500 kW capacity / average size of 50 kW

Home Solar Rebate

Business Solar Rebate

Non-Profit Solar Rebate

Who is Eligible?

Duke Energy & Duke Energy Progress Customers in North Carolina

Not a Duke Energy Customer? No problem. We know it’s disappointing that the rebate program is not available to you, but with solar prices at an all-time low and powerful tax incentives for solar, we’re confident we can design a solar solution that leaves you radiating with happiness.

When Do I Apply?

As anticipated, the Duke Energy Solar Rebate has been wildly popular! We’re excited to see so many homes and businesses going solar in North Carolina, but unfortunately the rebate program has an annual cap. The 2018 rebate allotment filled up in about 10 days, the 2019 Rebate reached capacity within hours, and the 2020 rebate filled up in around 20 minutes! 

It might seem like you have until 2021 to think about going solar and the rebate, but the process to design your system, complete paperwork, and get the necessary approvals takes several weeks. Now is the perfect time to let us know if you’re interested in taking advantage of this solar incentive so we can get you set up to be ready to apply when the next rebate allotment application opens in January 2021. 

Reach out now if you’re interested in going solar and want to maximize your sunny savings. We’re happy to help answer any questions and get you in line for the Duke Solar Rebate!

Free NC Solar Rebate Guide

Learn how North Carolina solar incentives stack up, more about the Duke Energy Rebate, what you can qualify for, and how to apply!
PDF Guide

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Obligatory Disclaimer: We Are Not Duke Energy

Duke Energy or Duke Energy Progress (“Duke Energy”) administers the Duke Energy NC Solar Rebate Program. Southern Energy Management is not Duke Energy and does not represent its views or opinions in any way. Southern Energy Management is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the Duke Energy NC Solar Rebate Program. Our only involvement with the NC Solar Rebate program is as a local solar installer that seeks to guide, educate, and support our customers to make the best solar decision for their home and/or business.

Any facts and statements on our website or digital content about the Duke Energy NC Solar Rebate program are based on publicly available information on Duke Energy’s website and our own experience in working with the program. This content is updated on a regular basis as new information is released and any inaccuracies or outdated information should be brought to our attention immediately so that we can correct it.


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