NC GreenPower Production Incentive

NC GreenPower, a statewide green power program designed to encourage the use of renewable energy in North Carolina, offers production payments for grid-tied electricity generated by solar, wind, …

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Landfill Gas… More

 

Interconnection Standards

Note: The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved revised interconnection standards in May 2015. The new standards used the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s most recent Small Generator…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Municipal Solid Waste… More

 

Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Personal)

Note: This credit expired at the end of 2015. Systems installed in 2016 or later years will not qualify for this credit. Senate Bill 372, signed in April 2015, provides a delayed sunset of the tax…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

TVA- Green Power Providers

Note: Enrollment for 2015 was conducted from January 26th to February 13th.

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

 

Town of Chapel Hill- Land-Use Management Ordinance

In 2003, the Town of Chapel Hill adopted a land-use management ordinance that includes prohibitions against neighborhood or homeowners association covenants or other conditions of sale that…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Net Metering

Eligibility and Availability

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydrogen… More

Solar Rights

Cities and counties in North Carolina generally may not adopt ordinances prohibiting the installation of “a solar collector that gathers solar radiation as a substitute for traditional energy for…

Eligibility: Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

City of Asheville- Building Permit Fee Rebates

The City of Asheville offers rebates for building permits and plan reviews for certain renewable energy technologies and green building certifications for homes and mixed-use commercial buildings….

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps, Other EE

 

Local Option- Green Building Incentives

SB 1597 of 2008 also granted authority to a few select jurisdictions to provide density bonuses, make adjustments to otherwise applicable development requirements, or provide other incentives to a…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Property Tax Abatement for Solar Electric Systems

A Memorandum sent to County Commissioners in February 2011 clarified that residential PV systems that are not used to generate income or in connection with a business may be entirely exempt from …

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Local Option- Financing Program for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

H.B. 1829 of 2010 expanded the authority of cities and counties to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Cities and counties are still free to provide revolving loan programs, but they…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

PSNC Energy (Gas)- Green Building Rate Discount

This discounted rate is available to commercial customers whose building meets the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or equivalent. To…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Federal Government

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Catawba County- Green Construction Permitting Incentive Program

Catawba County is providing incentives to encourage the construction of sustainably built homes and commercial buildings. Rebates on permit fees and plan reviews are available for certain…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building

 

Duke Energy Progress- SunSense Residential PV Incentive Program

To participate in the program, the customer must surrender all their Renewable Energy Credits (RECs*) to Duke Energy Progress for a period of five years and they will receive the $4.50 per kW b…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Piedmont EMC- Residential Solar Loan Program

Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation’s (PEMC) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Loan Program is available to eligible consumers to finance the purchase and installation of photovoltaic (PV…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Heat Pumps, Air conditioners, Building Insulation… More

 

Piedmont EMC- Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program

Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation’s (PEMC) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Loan Program is available to eligible consumers to finance the purchase and installation of energy efficient…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Heat Pumps, Air conditioners, Building Insulation… More

 

Template Solar Energy Development Ordinance

Note: This template ordinance was designed to provide guidance to local governments that wish to develop their own regulations for the development of solar energy systems. While it was developed as part of a cooperative effort involving several state agencies, the template ordinance itself has no legal or regulatory authority. Questions about this template ordinance can be directed to one of the individuals listed in the template ordinance, which is linked above.    In December, 2013 the North Carolina Solar Center and the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association published a…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Blue Ridge EMC- Net Metering

The Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation offers net metering to its residential customers with solar photovoltaic, wind, or micro-hydro generators up to 25 kilowatts. There is no aggregate…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small)

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy