Solar Panels In North Carolina

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In North Carolina

The actual cost per watt will vary from county to county in North Carolina. The price ranges below are range based on the average price per watt of $2.8.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $2.80 $12,600.00 $16,800.00 $21,000.00
8 kWs $2.80 $16,800.00 $22,400.00 $28,000.00
10 kWs $2.80 $21,000.00 $28,000.00 $35,000.00
12 kWs $2.80 $25,200.00 $33,600.00 $42,000.00
14 kWs $2.80 $29,400.00 $39,200.00 $49,000.00
16 kWs $2.80 $33,600.00 $44,800.00 $56,000.00

Keep in mind, the prices above are based on the average price per watt across all of North Carolina. The real cost per watt may be higher or lower in your city.

Solar Panel Rebates In North Carolina

You might be surprised to find out that in addition to the 26% solar tax credit, there are a bare minimum of 66 solar panel rebates that you can apply for in the State of North Carolina. You can save thousands of dollars on your installation. Click the button below to view all of the solar rebates available to you.

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  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In North Carolina
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North Carolina Solar Panels By City

Cities In North Carolina Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners in North Carolina are saving huge on solar panels with solar tax credits. Find out more about how you can eliminate your energy bills, improving the value of your home, and make North Carolina a little more green. Check out some of the cities where solar panels are popular in North Carolina below.

  • Asheville
    Sunlight kWh1073.55kWh
    % Qualified69.28%
    Med. kW Potential8.75kW
  • Burlington
    Sunlight kWh1081.208568588kWh
    % Qualified81.53%
    Med. kW Potential9.25kW
  • Cary
    Sunlight kWh1086.4952092522kWh
    % Qualified74.29%
    Med. kW Potential8.75kW
  • Charlotte
    Sunlight kWh1091.4kWh
    % Qualified75.15%
    Med. kW Potential8.5kW
  • Concord
    Sunlight kWh1088.85kWh
    % Qualified81.08%
    Med. kW Potential9kW
  • Durham
    Sunlight kWh1084.5997525146kWh
    % Qualified66.46%
    Med. kW Potential8kW
  • Fayetteville
    Sunlight kWh1082.05kWh
    % Qualified80.75%
    Med. kW Potential12.5kW
  • Gastonia
    Sunlight kWh1088.85kWh
    % Qualified75.13%
    Med. kW Potential9kW
  • Greensboro
    Sunlight kWh1082.05kWh
    % Qualified74.99%
    Med. kW Potential9kW
  • Greenville
    Sunlight kWh1069.3kWh
    % Qualified80.32%
    Med. kW Potential10.5kW
  • High Point
    Sunlight kWh1082.2559510535kWh
    % Qualified80.74%
    Med. kW Potential9.25kW
  • Huntersville
    Sunlight kWh1091.4kWh
    % Qualified85.04%
    Med. kW Potential9.25kW
  • Jacksonville
    Sunlight kWh1076.95kWh
    % Qualified84.80%
    Med. kW Potential12.75kW
  • Raleigh
    Sunlight kWh1086.2897600291kWh
    % Qualified68.03%
    Med. kW Potential7.75kW
  • Rocky Mount
    Sunlight kWh1092.7016153533kWh
    % Qualified76.78%
    Med. kW Potential9kW
  • Wilmington
    Sunlight kWh1103.3kWh
    % Qualified80.16%
    Med. kW Potential11kW
  • Winston-Salem
    Sunlight kWh1084.6kWh
    % Qualified74.78%
    Med. kW Potential9kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In North Carolina

Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in North Carolina? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

How long does it take to break even on solar panels?

The time it takes to break even on your solar panel investment will depend on a number of things including the total cost for your system, whether you’re financing or you buy outright, and several other factors. However, the typical time range to break even is about 8 to 11 years for most residential solar panel systems.

What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are made from a wide range of materials and chemicals that each contribute to the conversion of solar light into usable electricity. The main component in any solar panel are crystalline silicon wafers. These wafers are semiconductors that are able to generate electricity from sunlight in a process known as the photovoltaic effect.  In addition, solar panels use glass, wires, metal components, and batteries in order to fully convert and store the sunlight as usable energy for your home.

How much electricity do solar panels produce?

A typical residential solar panel is rated to produce between 250 and 400 watts of power per hour. Your average solar panel systems have between 1 kW and 4 kW capacity. Solar panels’ output varies depending on a number of factors, such as their capacity, size, location, and shade conditions. For example, a 4 kW solar panel system on an average-sized house can produce around 2,500 to 2,850 kWh of electricity in a year.

How efficient are solar panels?

Modern solar panels are usually about 15% to 18% efficient. This means that 15% to 18% of the sunlight they absorb gets turned into energy. The remaining sunlight is lost as heat, warming the solar panel casing. That being said there are a number of factors that can impact the overall efficiency such as the solar panel age, materials they’re made with, and average sun exposure.

How much energy does a solar panel produce?

Solar panels are typically going to be able to produce between 245 watts and 400 watts per hour. This means that if you live in a place that gets 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, a 300-watt solar panel will produce 1.8 kilowatt-hours and a 400-watt solar panel will produce 2.4 kilowatt-hours. Multiplied by 365, this adds up to about 650 kWh to 875 kWh per year.

How much do solar panels weigh?

The average solar panel weighs about 40 pounds. This will add about 2.8 pounds per square foot to pitched roofs, and about 5 pounds per square foot for flat roofs.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hail Storms?

Yes! Properly installed solar panels are much more resilient than people imagine. Just because they’re thin and reflective like glass doesn’t mean they are fragile. In fact, many solar panel owners report extensive damage to the rest of their home, cars, and property, while their solar panel system stays undamaged. The angle and direction the panels are installed facing make the biggest difference regarding their vulnerability during a hail storm, and like the rest of your property they can be insured against hail damage.

Interesting Facts About North Carolina

North Carolina, also known as the Tar Heel State, has seen a population growth of 9.50% since 2010. As of 2020, the total population was 10,439,388. You might be surprised to find out that 69.5% of the people in North Carolina own their homes. This means that of the 10,439,388 people in North Carolina, 69.5% are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. Famous for being the home of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, on Roanoake Island in 1587, it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)".

North Carolina has a total area of 48,617.91 square miles of which 48,617.91 square miles is land. The average elevation in North Carolina is 700 feet with the highest point being Mt. Mitchell at an elevation of 6,684 feet. The lowest point in North Carolina is Atlantic Ocean. This type of landscape is generally advantageous for solar panels.

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