Duke Energy Progress - SunSense Residential PV Incentive Program (North Carolina)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place North Carolina

Name Duke Energy Progress - SunSense Residential PV Incentive Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 500 per kilowatt AC, plus a monthly bill credit of 4.50 per kW

Eligible System Size 2 kW AC minimum

10 kW AC maximum

Equipment Requirements Systems must be interconnected and net metering.

Installation Requirements Installers must have NABCEP Solar PV Installation Professional Certification

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Duke Energy Progress gets RECs for first 5 years. Customer may renew contract for additional 1-year terms.

Program Budget 1 MW AC per year

Program Administrator Duke Energy Progress
Website https://www.progress-energy.com/carolinas/home/save-energy-money/energy-efficiency-improvements/sunsense/solar-pv.page?

References DSIRE[1]


Duke Energy Progress is offering incentives for their residential customers to install photovoltaics (PV) systems on their homes through their SunSense Program. The incentive is multifaceted. Customers will receive an upfront payment of $500 for every kilowatt-AC (kW-AC) they install on their home, and they will receive monthly credits on their bill of $4.50 per kW-AC. For instance, if a customer installs a 10 kW-AC system, the largest system eligible to participate in the program, the customer will receive a check for $5,000 plus a bill credit of $45 on their monthly bills.

To participate in the program, the customer must surrender all their Renewable Energy Credits (RECs*) to Duke Energy Progress for a period of five years and they will receive the $4.50 per kW bill credits throughout those five years. After those first five years, there may be an opportunity for the customer to renew their REC contract with Progress Energy under the terms of the agreement that exists at that time.

Systems must be connected to the grid and be net metered to participate. As a condition of the net metering agreement, the residence must be billed on a time of use demand tariff, where their electricity rate is a factor of the time of day and year.

*Duke Energy 'Progress is purchasing RECs to comply with North Carolina's renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standard. Since 'Duke Energy 'Progress is purchasing the RECs, customers cannot sell their RECs to NC GreenPower or any other REC purchaser for the duration of their contract with 'Duke Energy 'Progress.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Residential Solar PV Program
Department Progress Energy Carolinas
Address 100 E. Davie Street TPP 14
Place Raleigh, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 27601
Phone (919) 508-5400

Email PECHomeSolar@pgnmail.com
Website http://www.progress-energy.com/custservice/carres/efficiency/programs/solarpv/index.asp

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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