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.

  • Homeowners can save 40%-50% on the cost of a solar system when they combine the Duke Energy solar rebate with the federal tax credit for solar.
  • Businesses can achieve even bigger savings–more than 70% off the cost of a solar system.

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
Approximate
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
$6,000
10,000 watts x $0.60
$50,000
100,000 watts x $0.50
$75,000
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

  • 60¢ per watt
  • Max $6,000
  • 40% discount
    (when combined with federal tax credit)

Business Solar Rebate

  • 50¢ per watt
  • Max $50,000
  • 70% discount
    (when combined with tax incentives for commercial solar)

Non-Profit Solar Rebate

  • 75¢ per watt
  • Max $75,000
  • 30% discount
    (Non-profits can't use the existing tax incentives for solar so this a unique opportunity for non-profits.)

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 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! 

 

No stress, though! To help smooth out the mountains and valleys the Duke Energy rebate creates in our install calendar, we are now offering a our own solar rebate through the end of July. Reach out to us today to get a free solar evaluation and learn how you can stack the 26% Federal Tax Credit with our own rebate to achieve home energy independence with solar in 2020!

 

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!
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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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