Considering solar for yourself? Use the three resources below to clarify the process and identify savings.
Solar Consumer Protection and Financing 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 North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Solar Permitting Checklist
A clear guide (PDF) to the Orange County permitting process for residential solar for homeowners and contractors considering a home solar PV system.
Know Your Solar Rights
Understanding the legal landscape of solar power systems is a key step to avoid surprises that will impact your solar investment. Are your solar panels tax exempt? What power does my homeowners association have over if and how I install a solar power system? Check out this two-page review of North Carolina Solar Policies and Incentives (PDF) from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center.