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SunSense Solar Water Heating Program

Important Update: Currently, 2015 is the last year that SunSense solar rebates are available. However, we encourage you to monitor the Duke Energy website for future solar updates.

For our SunSense Solar Water Heating Program, interested customers should apply by Sept. 30, 2015, the last day to submit rebate applications before the pilots conclude. In order to qualify for the $550 Solar Water heater rebate, your application and invoice must be submitted as well as your system installed by September 30, 2015.

SunSense solar water heating program benefits*

  • $550 rebate from Duke Energy
  • Up to $60 in EnergyWise Home program credits every year
  • Federal tax credits of up to 30 percent
  • Save up to 85 percent on your water heating costs

To sign up call 888.282.9757, or email: for more information.

How to get your $550 rebate*

  1. Register your Duke Energy account online prior to participating in the SunSense Solar Water Heating Program.
  2. Sign up for our free EnergyWise Home program. You’ll earn up to $60 a year in monthly energy bill credits by enrolling your whole-house electric cooling/heating, water heating systems and pool pump (if you have one) in the program.
  3. Complete a Home Energy Check BEFORE your new solar water heating system is installed.
  4. Buy a new qualifying solar water heater for your home and have it installed by a licensed contractor. For helpful information, refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section.
  5. Apply for your Duke Energy Rebate using our online application process. NOTE:  This web application requires that you enable JavaScript in your browser and security software.

*Customers are required to purchase a new solar water heater to be eligible for the credits and rebates. A Home Energy Check and participation in EnergyWise Home is required for the Duke Energy rebate. Federal tax credits are currently available through Dec. 31, 2016. Energy savings are estimates. Actual savings may differ from those estimated due to variations in weather, individual energy use habits and home characteristics. Solar water heating systems must be purchased on or after March 15, 2011 to receive the $550 incentive.