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North Carolina Solar Incentives: Tax Credits & Rebates Guide 2024
  • Written by Caitlin Ritchie
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  • Edited by Jamie Cesanek
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  • Last updated 09/21/2023

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Key Points

  • Solar panels in North Carolina cost about $31,590 before factoring in tax credits and incentives.
  • North Carolina’s growing solar industry makes it an excellent place to install rooftop solar panels, with many reputable North Carolina installers available across the state.
  • North Carolina’s electricity rates are rising — you could save more on your energy bills by installing home solar panels.

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Solar power FAQs

  • The average cost for a 9 kW rooftop solar system is about $31,590 in North Carolina before incentives. The cost may differ depending on what components you use and additional home maintenance you need to complete ahead of installation. However, these additional upfront costs can lead to more savings over time.

  • Yes, it is possible to power your entire home with solar energy. Based on data from Find Energy, the amount of solar energy NC residents need to power their homes would require a 10 kW solar array. Many homeowners can offset their entire home electricity use with solar energy in North Carolina, but it depends on your property, budget, and typical energy consumption. In some cases, the roof is too shaded or small to support a system that produces all your power.

  • Your solar panels will connect to your electrical panel and feed power to your home when the sun is shining. At night or on cloudy days, you will draw power from the power grid as needed. North Carolina has net metering programs, so you can accrue bill credits for excess energy sent to the grid and offset your electricity bill during times of lower production. If you install a solar battery, you can power your home with solar energy at night, but this will increase the cost of the solar array.

  • If you’re looking for a solar panel installer in North Carolina, SaveOnEnergy can make the process easier. Enter your information, and we can connect you with a solar installer in your area.

  • Unfortunately, not all roofs are ideal for solar energy production, and shade is one of the leading culprits. Your installer can help you determine if your roof has adequate direct sun exposure for solar panels in North Carolina. If rooftop solar won’t work for your home, consider community solar projects in North Carolina as an alternative.

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