More than 150 homes in North Carolina are now producing power from rooftop solar photovoltaic panels thanks to Progress Energy Carolinas’ SunSense Solar PV program.
The program offers rebates to customers to help offset the cost of installing rooftop solar arrays. It also helps Progress meet the requirements of the state’s renewable energy and efficiency portfolio standard, established in 2007.
Launched in 2011, the utility’s SunSense Solar PV program offers upfront and ongoing incentives to North Carolina residential customers who are accepted into the program and install a solar PV system at their home. The program is designed to help offset the cost of installing solar power systems, by providing upfront rebates of $1,000 per kilowatt of capacity and monthly bill credits of $4.50 per kilowatt.