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Solar energy is one of the cleanest sources of renewable energy available, and Orange County is committed to supporting the responsible implementation of this technology for the benefit of our residents.

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The County has recently applied to be designated as a SolSmart community! Through this program from the US Department of Energy, the County hopes to access technical assistance that will help us make Orange County an even better place for solar energy generation. Read our commitment letter.

Solar Locator Map
A few large solar farms and hundreds of rooftop solar installations are currently providing more than 17 megawatts of electricity across the County. This map from the NC Sustainable Energy Association shows just how far solar has spread in Orange County. 

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Considering solar for yourself? Use the three resources below to clarify the process and identify savings.

Solar Consumer Protection Guides
Make the solar purchase that is best for you:
Local Solar Incentives
The DSIRE database is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. DSIRE is operated by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Solar Permitting Checklist
A clear guide to the Orange County permitting process for residential solar for homeowners and contractors considering a home solar PV system.