Duke Energy Customer Scale Solar Rebate Program -- EXPIRED

March 10, 2021


The Program has expired

Duke Energy's Solar Rebate Program, a part of Duke Energy's voluntary Distributed Energy Resource Program, was approved by an order issued on July 15, 2015. This program is offered by both Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas.

Program Details

Duke Energy offers a rebate of $1 per DC watt for residential and nonresidential customers. Residential customers are limited to a maximum of 20 kW per year and nonresidential customers are limited to a maximum of 1 MW. At the customer's discretion, the rebate may be claimed by the customer or applied to companies installing or leasing systems.


For any customer receiving service under a non-time of use demand rate schedule, any renewable energy credits (RECs) shall be retained by the Company. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: https://www.duke-energy.com/our-company/environment/renewable-energy/solar-energy/sc-solar-energy-programs/solar-rebates#tab-782e8f1d-08bb-4349-98ff-bb12f8c27cbb
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: $1/Watt
Eligible System Size: Residential: up to 20 kW
Non-Residential: up to 1 MW
Equipment Requirements: Installed PV systems must comply with the IEEE 1547 requirements while the inverter must be certified to meet the requirements of UL 1741, or its successor.
Installation Requirements: For projects completing in 2016, solar installations must be at a minimum commissioned by a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certified "Entry Level" or "PV Installation Professional."
For projects in the rebates queue installing on or after Jan. 1, 2017 and beyond, solar projects must be installed by a NABCEP Certified "Entry Level" or "PV Installation Professional."
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Utility


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 1.00 $/W-DC


Name: Order No. 2015-514
Date Enacted: 07/15/2015
Effective Date: 01/01/2015
Expiration Date: 12/31/2020

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.