North Carolina Solar Incentives

Federal Tax Credit & NC Solar Rebates For Solar Systems

Duke Energy offers NC solar rebates for residential homeowners and businesses. You may also qualify for a federal tax credit and rebate on solar systems. You can claim a federal credit of 26% of qualified expenditures for a home solar power system that serves a dwelling unit located in the United States that is owned and used as a residence by the taxpayer.

Expenditures with respect to the equipment are treated as made when the installation is completed. If the installation is at a new home, the “placed-in-service” date is the date of occupancy by the homeowner. Expenditures include labor costs for on-site preparation, assembly or original system installation, and for piping or wiring to interconnect a system to the home. If the federal tax credit exceeds tax liability, the excess amount may be carried forward to the succeeding taxable year.

2020 North Carolina Solar Rebate –  Duke Energy Solar Rebate Program Announced

  • Receive as much as $6,000. Potential Savings of $4,800 for an average residential solar array, with potential savings of up to $6,000. This rebate is not guaranteed and has been oversubsribed for the last few years. It should be regarded as a bonus, since you may qualify, go on the waiting list, or not qualify.
  • Eligible residential customers will be able to apply their rebate for a system size up to 10kW AC (details below).
  • Nonresidential customers receive as much as $50,000

In addition to the 26% Federal Tax Credit, with the passing of House Bill 589, as of January 1, 2018 each public utility company serving over 150,000 North Carolina customers, including Duke Energy customers are eligible to receive a new rebate incentive for residential systems up to 10 kW.  The total rebate for residential solar total is limited to 5MW per year continuing through December 31, 2022.

Now is a great time to give us a call and talk about your energy goals, call 919-459-4155 or submit a consultation request here.

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