Duke Energy Solar Rebate

consumer information about this NC utility incentive

Do I Qualify for the Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress solar rebate?

The 2019 year of the Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress North Carolina solar rebate program has now been fully subscribed in the residential and commercial sectors. It’s now the perfect time to look ahead to 2020 and get ready to save on solar in the next program year. You can get eligible if:

  • You live in North Carolina
  • Your utility is either Duke Energy Carolinas or Duke Energy Progress
  • Your solar system meter is installed January 1st, 2020, or later – you can also start your installation after October 3rd, 2019 under the 90-Day Rule of the program, if you’re excited to start reducing your bills earlier! (installation date is defined as the date your bidirectional meter gets installed by your power utility)
  • You may apply on your own behalf or with help from the company that installed your solar energy system.
  • You must apply before the rebate fills up for the year. Once a certain amount of kiloWatts of solar have been accepted for the rebate program and capacity has all been reserved, it will end for the year. Applications for the rebate will be taken starting January 1, 2020, according to program filing by Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress.
  • No one is guaranteed to receive the rebate – applications will be processed in the order received and cannot be submitted until the program opens.
  • New home construction in the Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress service area in North Carolina also qualifies, and this is a case where customers are encouraged to reserve the rebate ahead.
  • This rebate program opened for 2019 applications on January 2.
  • The 2019 rebate is now fully subscribed in the residential and commercial classes, however there is capacity remaining for nonprofits to participate. Interested organizations can find an experienced contractor to consult.

The 2020 program will be launching in January. In 2018, WSOC interviewed a couple in Charlotte who took advantage of this rebate during that year – they’re thrilled to have solar and were delighted to receive the rebate:

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