Progress Energy Carolinas - Pilot Solar Water Heating Rebate Program

September 27, 2011


This program has received over 150 applicants. Progress Energy will continue to accept applications until all projects have been completed. 
Progress Energy is providing rebates for residential solar water heating systems through their solar water heating pilot program. Residential customers in North Carolina and South Carolina are eligible for a rebate of $1,000. A total of 150 rebates will be awarded as part of this pilot program. While any customer with an electric water heater and good credit may apply for the rebate, Progress Energy Pilot program is required to select rebate recipients that will provide a representative geographic and demographic sample of Progress Energy's entire service area.

Participants will be asked to fill out surveys and questionnaires over the course of the approximately 18-month study period. Solar water heaters may also be monitored at the utility's expense. Progress Energy plans to use the pilot program to gather data and aid in the development of a possible full-scale incentive program in the future.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Progress Energy - DSM/EE Programs
Start Date: 2009
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
Incentive Amount: $1,000
Equipment Requirements: Systems must be certified by SRCC (OG-100), or the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC-GP-5-80)
Installers must provide a 12-month warranty, and systems must come with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by a program-approved installer
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Progress Energy


Name: Solar Water Heating Pilot Program
Organization: Progress Energy
Address: 100 E. Davie Street (TPP 8)
Raleigh NC 27601

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.