North Carolina Solar Incentives

North Carolina Solar Incentives, Tax Credits, and Rebates

There are several incentives in North Carolina that make investing in solar and renewable energy cost-effective.

North Carolina Incentive Database

Name State Category Type
Renewable Energy Equipment Manufacturer Incentive NC Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
Active Solar Heating and Cooling Systems Exemption NC Financial Incentive Property Tax Incentive
NC GreenPower Production Incentive NC Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Interconnection Standards NC Regulatory Policy Interconnection
Town of Chapel Hill - Energy Conservation Requirements for Town Buildings NC Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Corporate) NC Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Personal) NC Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Energy Improvement Loan Program (EILP) NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
TVA - Green Power Providers NC Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Town of Chapel Hill - Land-Use Management Ordinances NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Access Policy
Net Metering NC Regulatory Policy Net Metering
Duke Energy Progress - Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes NC Financial Incentive Utility Rate Discount
PSNC Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Dominion North Carolina Power - Energy Saver Home Plus NC Financial Incentive Utility Rate Discount
City of Gastonia Electric Department - Energy Efficient Water Heater Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of New Bern Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Union Power Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficient Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Piedmont EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Lumbee River EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Four County EMC - Comfort Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Brunswick EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency and Solar Water Heating Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Four County EMC - All Electric Rate Reduction Program NC Financial Incentive Utility Rate Discount
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative - Energy Efficient Water Heater Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Progress Energy Carolinas - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
South River EMC - EC Home Improvement Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy Conservation in Public Facilities NC Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Tideland EMC - Weatherization Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
North Carolina Solar Rights NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Access Policy
Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard NC Regulatory Policy Renewables Portfolio Standard
Conservation of Energy and Water Use in State Buildings NC Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
City of Asheville - Building Permit Fee Rebates NC Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
Ashe County - Wind Energy System Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Camden County - Wind Energy Systems Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Currituck County - Wind Energy Systems Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
City of Asheville - Efficiency Standards for City Buildings NC Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Town of Kill Devil Hills - Wind Energy Systems Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
North Carolina Green Business Fund NC Financial Incentive Grant Program
Local Option - Green Building Incentives NC Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
Sales Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances NC Financial Incentive Sales Tax Incentive
Property Tax Abatement for Solar Electric Systems NC Financial Incentive Property Tax Incentive
Mecklenburg County - Green Permit Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
Durham County - High-Performance Building Policy NC Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Progress Energy Carolinas - Home Advantage Builder Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Four-County EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Four-County EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
South River EMC - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Tyrrell County - Wind Energy Facility Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Hyde County - Wind Energy Facility Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Duke Energy Progress - Commercial and Industrial Energy-Efficiency Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Piedmont EMC - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Duke Energy (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Duke Energy Carolinas - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Lumbee River EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Progress Energy Carolinas - Pilot Solar Water Heating Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense Commercial PV Incentive Program NC Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Progress Energy Carolinas - SunSense Commercial Solar Water Heating Incentive Program NC Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
SystemVision Energy Guarantee Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right Heat Pump Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right Water Heater Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
TVA Partner Utilities - Energy Right New Homes Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Haywood EMC - Residential Heat Pump and Weatherization Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
City of High Point Electric - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of High Point Electric - Commercial Energy Efficiency Grant Program NC Financial Incentive Grant Program
North Carolina - Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing NC Financial Incentive PACE Financing
Local Option - Financing Program for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Blue Ridge EMC - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
PSNC Energy (Gas) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rate Discount Program NC Financial Incentive Utility Rate Discount
Dominion Energy (Gas) - Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Carteret County - Wind Energy Facility Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
South River EMC - Energy Efficient New Homes Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
South River EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Carteret County - Wind Energy System Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Pitt County - Wind Energy Systems Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
North Carolina - Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Catawba County - Green Construction Permitting Incentive Program NC Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
Piedmont Natural Gas - Residential Equipment Efficiency Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Piedmont Natural Gas - Commercial Equipment Efficiency Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Duke Energy - Standard Purchase Offer for RECs NC Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Renewable Energy Equipment Manufacturer Tax Credit NC Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
Madison County - Wind Energy Systems Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
NC Plus Program for Energy Star Homes NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
TVA - Mid-Sized Renewable Standard Offer Program NC Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Duke Energy Progress - SunSense Residential PV Incentive Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Piedmont EMC - Residential Solar and Energy Efficiency Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Town of Carrboro - Worthwhile Investments Save Energy (WISE) Homes and Buildings Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
Lumbee River EMC - Energy Efficient Homes Program for Builders NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
EnergyUnited - Residential Energy Efficient Heat Pump Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
EnergyUnited - Commercial Energy Efficient Lighting Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Randolph EMC - Commercial and Industrial Efficient Lighting Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Town of Chapel Hill - Worthwhile Investments Save Energy (WISE) Homes and Buildings Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Chatham County - Green Building Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
Lumbee River EMC - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Lumbee River EMC - Solar Water Heating Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
TVA - Energy Right Solutions for Business NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Concord Electric Department - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Lincoln County - LEED-Certified Building Incentive Program NC Financial Incentive Green Building Incentive
Jones-Onslow EMC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Greensboro - Energy Saver Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
City of Greensboro - Energy Saver Grant Program NC Financial Incentive Grant Program
Wind Energy Permitting Standards NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Duke Energy Progress - Residential New Construction Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Template Solar Energy Development Ordinance NC Regulatory Policy Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
TVA - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Dominion North Carolina Power - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Dominion North Carolina Power - Non-Residential Energy Efficiency Programs NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Brunswick EMC - Net Metering NC Regulatory Policy Net Metering
Blue Ridge EMC - Net Metering NC Regulatory Policy Net Metering
Duke Energy - NC Solar Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
TVA - Commercial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) Project NC Financial Incentive Grant Program
Energy United - Residential Heat Pump Rebate NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Randolph EMC - Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative - ChargePoint Electric Vehicle Charger Residential Rebate NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Duke Energy - EV School Bus Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Randolph EMC - ElecTel Energy Efficiency Loan Program NC Financial Incentive Loan Program
North Carolina Community Solar Rules NC Regulatory Policy Community Solar Rules
Duke Energy - EV Charger Prep Credit Program NC Financial Incentive Rebate Program
Tax-Exempt Financing for Green Buildings, Renewable Energy & Brownfield Redevelopment US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Conservation Security Program (CSP) Production Incentive US Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Federal Excise Tax Exemption for Gasohol US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Exemption
Modified Accelerated Cost-Recovery System (MACRS) US Financial Incentive Corporate Depreciation
Energy Star Financing and Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA Rural Housing Service Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Residential Energy Conservation Subsidy Exclusion (Corporate) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Exemption
Renewable Energy Production Incentive (REPI) US Financial Incentive Performance-Based Incentive
Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Small Business Administration Loan Programs US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Energy-Efficient Mortgages US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs - Funding Opportunities US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Green Power Purchasing Goal for Federal Government US Regulatory Policy Green Power Purchasing
Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Deduction
Energy-Efficient New Homes Tax Credit for Home Builders US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Energy-Efficient Appliance Manufacturing Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Industry Recruitment/Support
Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Veterans Housing Guaranteed and Insured Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Federal Appliance Standards US Regulatory Policy Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards
Energy Goals and Standards for Federal Agencies US Regulatory Policy Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs) US Financial Incentive Loan Program
U.S. Department of Treasury - Renewable Energy Grants US Financial Incentive Grant Program
USDA - High Energy Cost Grant Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
USDA - Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Repowering Assistance Biorefinery Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Title I Property Improvement Loans US Financial Incentive Loan Program
USDA - Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance (EA/REDA) Program US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) US Financial Incentive Grant Program
Fannie Mae Green Financing – Loan Program US Financial Incentive Loan Program
Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit (Corporate) US Financial Incentive Corporate Tax Credit
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit (Personal) US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
Previously-Owned Clean Vehicle Tax Credit US Financial Incentive Personal Tax Credit
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This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.