If you already checked our Locations page and there aren’t any active Solarize campaigns in your area, don’t despair! Here are some tips to help you go solar on your own.
All you need to do to get started is to contact a solar installer. They will give you a free estimate even outside of the Solarize program. Here are some suggestions for finding an installer.
The three installers we have used in our Solarize programs are listed below. We highly recommend all of them.
Some other favorites are the 17 companies that wrote to the Governor about proposed changes to net metering in 2022, standing up for your rights as solar customers. They were the 3 companies above plus Sundance Power Systems, 8MSolar, Asheville Solar Company, Better Tomorrow Solar of North Carolina, Carolina Mountain Solar, Eagle Solar & Light, Emerald Energy, Firefly Solar, Good Solar Organization, iSolar, LLC, Rhino Renewables Solar & Electric, SolFarm Solar Co., Sugar Hollow Solar and Tayco Electric & Solar.
You can find other solar installers listed on the website of NABCEP, the North American Board of Certified Energy Professionals.
Your installer will guide you through every step of the process, but you can also learn more on our How it Works and FAQ pages. You can learn about pricing, tax credits, rebates and financing options here.
Starting in 2017, there is also solar leasing in North Carolina. Unfortunately, as of March 2020, we know of no companies offering leases to residential customers, but there are three offering leases to commercial and nonprofit customers. Check out NC WARN’s Solar & Storage Quick Facts for a list of these leasing companies and more useful information on solar energy and battery storage.