On July 9, 2018, Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress opened the 2018 rebate program for applications – which have been handled in the order received.
Most solar installers have handled 2018 rebate applications for their customers. The 2018 rebate is now fully subscribed for residential and business applicants. We anticipate the 2019 application process will begin January 1, 2019, and customers can become eligible by starting a solar project after October 3, 2018, or by preparing to apply to reserve their rebate ahead of time.
If you’ve been notified that Duke Energy has accepted and approved your rebate application, sit tight and you’ll eventually receive an email notification when your rebate payment is on the way. Unsure if you’re approved? Have you been told you’re on a waiting list? Be in touch with your solar installer about your situation and your options. Duke Energy is seeking approval to allow 2018 applicants to re-apply for a chance at 2019 rebate program capacity.
Duke Energy has stated that the company expects about 30-45 days processing time for rebate applications once submitted before payment will be sent out to approved customers. It may take weeks or months longer, so we recommend patience!