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Install Your Own Solar Energy System North Carolina

Duke Energy Carolinas encourages the development of cost effective customer-owned cogeneration and small power production facilities as a key part of our integrated resource planning process and for the conservation of our natural resources.

Getting permission to interconnect your generation with the grid is relatively easy, but there are several important steps to follow to ensure that it is done properly and safely. Interconnections must be individually accepted and inspected prior to operating in parallel with the electric grid.

North Carolina state law requires projects to satisfy the North Carolina Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity process before beginning construction. Be sure to plan sufficient time into your project timetable for this process.

There are several options available for configuring your system, including net metering or selling all of the output to the grid. Choose the option that provides the most benefit for your project.

Get the process started by reviewing Interconnection Information for North Carolina and downloading a Project Checklist (pdf, 32 KB).