How Much does a Home with Solar PV Power Cost in Raleigh?
NC Green Home Builder Tips and Ideas
What’s it cost to include solar photovoltaic power in a new green certified home in the Raleigh area?
The total cost of your new solar home will depend on what you want to accomplish.
The total cost of a residential solar panel system for your new green home will vary depending on things like:
- where is your home located?
- how big is your home?
- what kind of design does your home have?
- what are the conditions of your home site?
This solar calculator can give you an idea of what to expect, pending a residential solar panel evaluation.*
These examples were generated from the online solar calculator at FindSolar.com.
Does Raleigh have Residential Solar Energy rebates and savings incentives?
The Raleigh area has some of the nation's most notable solar energy providers, like Southern Energy Management. Check with a solar energy provider for information specific to your solar project.
Some of the NC green home solar energy incentives available right now include:
- Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit (30%)
- NC Renewable Energy Tax Credit (35%, cap of $10,500)
- NC GreenPower Production Initiative ($0.13/kWh)
Your energy provider can walk you through the structure of these credits.
Solar energy is typically seen as a long-term investment, for a green home you intend to live in over a long period. But even though the amount paid upfront is still significant, these rebates and incentives can reduce the overall cost for residential solar power systems to the lowest it's ever been.
Planning ahead for Residential Solar Power Systems
When you’re building a new green home in Raleigh, ask about "solar ready" - adding future solar power capabilities during the construction stage.
Your NC green home builder can pre-wire and pre-plumb the home for either a solar electric (PV) system or a solar water heater, or both.
"Solar Ready" won’t cost very much, and the pre-planning will save a lot of money when you’re ready to install a future solar PV system or solar water heater.
*All figures provided by solar calculator at www.findsolar.com, for Raleigh 27613, $200/month electric costs, Progress Energy. Consult with a solar provider for specific estimate for your project, and consult with a tax advisor for more information on tax credits.
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