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SunSense Solar PV Program

With solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on your rooftop, you could be generating clean, renewable electricity – and incentives from Duke Energy Progress.

The program will effectively close upon reaching full program subscription (1 MW-AC).

Accepted Remaining Capacity 
178 kW AC 822 kW AC

Effective March 30, 2013 the rebate for the Residential SunSense PV program is $500 per kW AC.

Effective October 31, 2013 SunSense PV installers must have NABCEP Solar PV Installation Professional Certification.

To qualify for this residential PV program, you must be a Duke Energy Progress customer located in North Carolina and a homeowner. You must be the account holder, use the home as your primary residence and own the solar PV system installed on the home. Renters may not participate.

If accepted into the program, you will receive an upfront rebate payment plus an ongoing monthly bill credit. To qualify, the proposed PV system must be rooftop-mounted and range in size from 2 kW AC to 10 kW AC. Systems must be installed by a licensed contractor, meet electric and safety standards and be capable of producing a minimum of 1,200 kWh/per kW AC annually.

Participating customers must participate on Duke Energy Progress TOU-D rate, Net-Meter Rider and Solar Rider for a minimum five-year period with an option to extend each year thereafter. Participants will receive a one-time upfront rebate of $500 per kW AC  and a monthly bill credit based on the same system AC rating at $4.50 per kW. 

The program limit is 1 MW AC each year. Duke Energy Progress must receive and approve program applications prior to PV system installation or else the incentives cannot be provided. The program is fully subscribed for 2013. We will begin accepting applications Jan. 1, 2014.

For additional program details, view the FAQs page. To contact Duke Energy Progress about this program, send an e-mail to

This program is part of Duke Energy's ongoing commitment to making renewable energy more accessible and affordable for our customers and communities.

Legal disclaimer: All non-energy attributes of the System, including environmental attributes and/or the renewable energy certificates ("RECs") attributable to the amount of energy generated by the System, must be owned by the Applicant and will be provided to Duke Energy Progress under the terms of the program.