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North Carolina

An oasis of sunshine, North Carolina is considered one of the nation's best solar power markets. With 213 days of sunlight a year on average - eight more than the national average - 76% of buildings in NC are deemed favorable for solar installation. This accounts for a capacity to produce 39.6 million megawatt hours per annum and provide power to a whopping 860 000 homes - equating to 7.52% of total energy production in the state. As of 2021, over 22,000 homeowners have taken full advantage, with free solar panels installed atop their roofs - further proof that the sky really is the limit when it comes to augmenting our reliance on clean and renewable forms of power here in North Carolina.

4 Reasons Why It’s Worth Going Solar in North Carolina


Add battery storage to your solar system so you can rely on clean energy and disconnect from the grid during outages.



Reduce your carbon footprint while harnessing the power of the sun. Solar panels take advantage of this by providing consistent, reliable power.



Solar power has many advantages over fossil fuels as a renewable energy source. It is a more viable option for your home, community, and the environment.



Due to the increasing popularity of solar-powered homes, they stand out, resulting in immense profits as they sell faster and at a higher value in the national real estate market.

Ready to go SOLAR

Claim the 30% solar tax credit on your solar investment.

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Available Solar Incentives North Carolina

Incentives help lower the cost of your solar energy system. Those available in North Carolina include:

  • Solar Tax Credit: Most solar energy installations are eligible for the federal tax credit—formally known as the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which allows an actual reduction to your taxes equal to 30% of your solar installation costs. Only residents who purchase their systems in full or take out a loan are eligible to claim the ITC.

  • State Property Tax Exemption:  Solar has been shown to increase the value of your home. In North Carolina, solar owners can claim an exemption from property taxes for 80% of their solar system's appraised value.

  • Revolving loan options: Legislation enacted in NC allows for cities and counties to offer low-interest loans for solar panels and other energy upgrades.

Switching to solar is easy with ORION

Orion Smart Power is one of the country’s fastest-growing companies. We actively install in twenty states. Not in one of these states?

Please contact us to see if we’re in your area.

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