Take Advantage of Duke Energy's
EV Charger Installation Support Program
Up to a $1,117 Rebate


Quality EV Home
Charging Installation:
Energy Independence

For those new to the electric vehicle sector and beginning their exploration, we offer our expertise and knowledge. Embracing an EV lifestyle, particularly when combined with solar energy and battery systems, represents a significant step towards self-sufficiency. As specialists in renewable energy, we are excited to support you on your journey to energy independence!


And now with Duke’s PowerPair Solar and Battery incentive, going solar has never been more possible.


How it Works

Duke Energy has introduced the EV Charger Installation Support Program, designed to ease the cost of installing residential Level 2 EV chargers. This program offers a one-time credit of up to $1,117 per household. It covers expenses like installing outlets, enhancing electrical wiring, upgrading electrical panels, and other necessary electrical improvements for home EV charging.

This program is an extension of Duke’s Make Ready Credit Program, sanctioned by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. The maximum credit amount correlates with the anticipated revenue from the charger usage over a few years. The EV Charger Installation Support Program enables Duke to use future kilowatt-hour sales to subsidize the installation costs, making home charging more affordable for EV owners.

There Are 4 Easy Steps to Get Started
and Apply for Your Credit

1. 8MSolar Installs Your EV Charging Station

Contact 8MSolar and we will install the EV charger for you, and we will provide the necessary documents for filing for the rebate.

2. Apply and Submit Documentation

You can complete the application and submit the proper documents online.

3. Duke Energy Will Review Your Application

Once Duke Energy reviews everything, they will send you an email confirmation.

4. You'll Get a Check in the Mail in 30-Days

If approved a check for up to $1,117 will be issued within 30-days by Duke Energy’s vendor.

WHY INSTALL an EV Home Charging Station?

Considering a home EV charging station involves more than just the aspect of convenience. If you’re unsure about making this investment, it’s worth exploring the various benefits that home charging offers. Here are some points to help guide your decision.

Convenience and Time Efficiency

Convenience and Time Efficiency

Forget about queuing at public charging stations or adjusting your schedule based on your car's battery. Simply plug in your vehicle at home, charge it overnight, and wake up to a fully charged car ready for the day.



Although the initial cost of an EV charger might seem high, it proves economical over time. Home electricity rates are typically lower than public charging stations' per-kWh charges. Some electricity providers offer lower rates during off-peak hours, further reducing home charging costs. 

Increases Home Value

Increases Home Value

With the growing popularity of EVs, homebuyers increasingly seek homes with EV chargers. Installing one can enhance your property's market appeal and potentially boost its resale value.

Environmental Benefits

Environmental Benefits

Home charging, particularly with renewable energy sources like solar or wind power, can significantly lower your carbon footprint compared to using public charging stations.

Avoid Public Charging Hassles

Avoid Public Charging Hassles

The surge in EV popularity often outpaces the availability of public charging stations, leading to overcrowding. Home charging eliminates the need to rely on public stations.

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

Modern home EV chargers often include cutting-edge features such as smartphone integration. This allows you to control your charging sessions, receive completion alerts, and monitor your energy usage conveniently.


Read our article to learn how you can prepare you current home solar panel system to accommodate and EV charging station.


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Pair Your EV Charger with A solar Energy System

Why We are the
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Frequently asked QUESTIONS

Some energy companies in North Carolina charge customers a blended rate that comes from dividing the amount due on your bill by the total kilowatt-hour consumption during the billing period. These blended rates give an accurate ROI estimation in theory, but they fail to account for seasonal demand.

At 8MSolar, we don’t use blended rates when calculating the financial impact of your solar energy system because it artificially inflates your ROI. Instead, we take all measures to produce accurate, verifiable numbers, so you can take our ROI estimate to the bank, literally.

We install three types of panels for businesses

  • Monocrystalline: These panels offer maximum efficiency and durability
  • Polycrystalline: These panels are innovative and very cost-effective
  • Thin-film: These panels are ideal for high-volume rooftop installations

Commercial solar energy systems provide excellent tax benefits that can reduce your commercial solar panel cost. According to the IRS Notice # 2018-59, any commercial solar panel system put into service by Dec 31st, 2023 and meets one of the following requirements is eligible for the full 26% federal tax credit:

  • Installed in 2020, 2021 or 2022 
  • Showing “physical work of a significant nature” 
  • Meets the “5% safe harbor test”
  1. We typically install commercial solar systems on rooftops of buildings that are almost always flat or have limited pitch. Using expert knowledge of the geographic area, we can design the array pitch angle to make sure it is producing optimal energy.
  2. Commercial solar system installations also have different mounting mechanisms than traditional homes. Commercial solar panels have different clamp-on-type bases that we specifically design for flat/metal roofs.
  3. The solar panels we use in most commercial applications are 72 cell panels, which is much larger than the traditional 60 cell modules we use in residential systems and have a higher power output – typically 350 watts per panel.
  4. Rapid shutdown capabilities that bring the DC voltage down to an inherently safe level are required in NC. Our engineers will help you design a system that meets those requirements.


  1. Ground-mounted systems are a great alternative for businesses that don’t have roofs suitable for solar panels but have significant amounts of land available. This system also works well if your company’s solar needs cannot be met by their current roof size. 
  2. Using expert geographical knowledge, our engineers can choose the optimal placement of your panels. They will test things like ground compaction to make sure we choose the proper equipment to avoid any geological problems that may arise.
  3. There are two types of ground-mounted solar panels. Pole-mounted panels are elevated off the ground and sometimes use tracking systems to tilt them toward the sun. Standard mounted solar panels have metal framing that we drive into the ground to keep them at a chosen angle.

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