NC Solar Rebates

Important Notice

Residential and nonresidential customer applications for solar rebates have reached the January 2021 program capacity limit. All additional residential and nonresidential applicants will be placed on the rebate waiting list. Nonprofit capacity is still available.

The next enrollment period will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The application will remain open until 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Duke Energy received a commission order changing some of the terms of the program. This enrollment period has the following changes:

  • Rebate acceptance will move to a random selection process, instead of first come, first serve.
  • Residential customers, who are accepted into the program, will receive 40 cents per watt, or $4,000 maximum rebate.
  • Commercial customers, who are accepted into the program, will receive 30 cents per watt, or $30,000 maximum rebate.
  • For the July 2021 enrollment period only, customers who installed their system from October 6, 2020 to January 6, 2021, are also eligible to apply.
  • For the July 7 to July 14, 2021 enrollment period, customers who installed their systems on or after April 8, 2021 (90 days prior to July 7, 2021), would be eligible to apply at any time during that week.
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NC Solar Rebate Program

What is the NC Solar Rebate Program?

Whether you want solar panels at your home or business, this one-time rebate can help make going solar more affordable.

How it works

Once you have confirmed your eligibility, complete the following steps to apply for your rebate.

Already applied and on the
waiting list?

Due to the volume of interest in the solar rebate program, a waiting list is in place. Because the program is fully subscribed based on the applications received, there is no guarantee any project will be accepted into the program from the waiting list. Projects are listed based on the date we received your application. If your project is able to be accepted into the program, you will be notified via email. Please contact the Duke Energy Solar Rebates team if you believe your project should be listed on the rebate waiting list.

The waiting list will be updated the first Friday of the month.

See where you are.

Should you have any questions about the program, please contact us at 866.233.2290 or email us at

Rebate Applications Status

Below you will see the most updated status of rebate applications for this calendar year.

DEC Rebate Application Status of April 1, 2021

Customer Type  Guidelines/2021 Starting Capacity
(Max of 5,000 (kW-AC) per launch)
Rebate Applications Accepted # of 2021 Applications Received Applications Accepted-Connected 
(Includes Prior Year Reserved Capacity Carried Forward to 2021)
Applications Accepted-Not Connected 
(Includes Prior Year Reserved Capacity Carried Forward to 2021)
Residential 3,750 (kW-AC) with max of 1,250 (kW-AC) for Non-Residential 3,060 (kW-AC)** 1,712 2,276 (kW-AC) 784 (kW-AC)
Non-Residential 727 (kW-AC)** 59 33 (kW-AC) 694 (kW-AC)
Non-Profit 1,225 (kW-AC) 419 (kW-AC)** 11 129 (kW-AC) 290 (kW-AC)
Non-Profit (NC Greenpower) 25 (kW-AC) 0 (kW-AC) 0 0 (kW-AC) 0 (kW-AC)

**Residential and Non-Profit customers can draw from Non-Residential capacity should it be available.
Rebate Applications Accepted may appear higher than 2021 starting capacity, due to prior year cancellations with rebate reservations where the capacity has been reallocated.

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