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North Carolina

North Carolina offers several incentives that make going solar an easy decision. With a mix of solid tax incentives, rebates, and strong net metering policies, North Carolina is a great place to have solar installed on your home. Contact us for expert advice on the best way to go solar in North Carolina.

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (30%) Buy a new home solar system, and you will be eligible for the 30% federal tax credit. A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of income tax you would otherwise owe. This credit also applies to energy storage systems that are charged by your solar system.
Net Metering Net metering is a program that requires your electric company to purchase excess electricity your solar panels produce. For example, your system may produce more electricity on a typical sunny day than your home consumes. When solar production exceeds usage, the utility meter will “spin” backward and provide you with credits. These credits can then be used when the solar system is not producing electricity, such as at night. In North Carolina, investor-owned utilities are required to credit at retail rates minus standard connection fees when your solar system produces more electricity than you use. Excess monthly production accrues until the end of an annual period, at which point the excess energy is forfeited.
North Carolina Property Tax Exclusion Adding a solar energy system to your home will not increase your property taxes.
This guide provides an overview of the different federal, state, and local incentives available to those interested in residential solar. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance. This overview should not be used as your only source of information. Other sources should be consulted when making purchasing, investment, and tax decisions; or while executing other binding agreements.
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