Generate Your Own Power
Learn How to Get Started
Our customers are continually looking for ways to generate their own electricity to supplement the supply they get from our company, offset their power bills and help the environment. Whether youíre thinking about producing solar, wind or another type of energy, there are some points to consider as you begin the planning process.
Types of Power
Solar, wind, biomass and more Ė the options for generating your own power may seem endless. And certain types of power may be more conducive to your geographical location and the characteristics of your property. The U.S. Department of Energy offers in-depth information on a variety of renewable energy sources.
Learn more about solar, wind and biomass.
The U.S. Department of Energy funds the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE), a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. In addition, Duke Energy offers customers incentives for energy efficiency upgrades through the Smart $aver Incentive program (Residential; Business; Large Business).
Meet energy goals by improving your efficiency
Often times, as customers learn more about generating their own power, they realize that itís not really a feasible option. Keep in mind that we offer many other programs that can help you conserve energy, save money and help the environment.
Learn more about our efficiency programs.
Connect to the power grid
Find an installer
Unfortunately, Duke Energy does not endorse specific products or companies for your generation project. We recommend you visit the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners’ Installer Locator, as well as the American Wind Energy Association, to learn more about the possibilities of renewable energy generation.
Contractors and suppliers interested in working with Duke Energy should view the detailed information on our website.
Promote Green Power and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Aside from generating your own power and making your energy use more efficient, you can take advantage of other programs that directly affect our environment.