ATTENTION: Duke Energy Customers – The Duke Energy PowerPair Solar and Battery incentive registration is first come first served, starting June 21st at 9 AM.
You must move quickly to secure your $9,000 cash incentive.

Duke Energy's Solar and Battery Incentive

Duke Energy's PowerPairSM Incentive Program

Save Up to $9,000 with Duke energy's Solar and Battery Incentive

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Duke Energy’s PowerPair solar and battery incentive is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to go solar and save money. For Duke Energy’s Incentive your solar system and battery must be installed by a Duke Energy approved installer.

This incentive can be combined with the 30% federal tax credit, that is a potential of 50% in installation savings. There has never been a better time to go solar and save!

See How Much you can save

Incentive Savings

Standard Solar System*
  • $34,000 Turnkey System Price
  • ($10,200) 30% federal tax credit
  • ($9,000) Duke Energy's PowerPair
  • $14,800 net cost
  • That's $20,000 in savings!

Lifetime Savings

How Much More You'll Save
  • Estimated annual savings:
       $1,600 - $1,800+ per year
  • Approximate annual rate of return on
        net investment: 11% per year
  • Approximate "payback" period:
        7 years with average expected rate         increases over that timeframe
           (Duke Energy customers)

*Based on 10 kW Solar PV System (using premium USA made, all-black panels with a 25 year warranty)+ Enphase microinverters (latest and best technology, small inverter behind each panel)+ (1) Tesla PowerWall battery.

How Duke Energy's PowerPair Solar and Battery Incentive Works

1. You must have submitted a valid Interconnection Request before submitting an application to the program. The first application window will be open from May 8th through June 5th.

2. You may initially apply for the program during this four-week application period. If eligible applications received in this initial four-week period exceed the participation limit, eligible applications will be entered into the waitlist.

3. Then Duke Energy will send you an update informing you of your receipt of a PowerPair Reservation or placement on a waiting list. After updates are sent, a second application period will open with applications received added to the waiting list in first come, first served order.

4. You may apply prior to installation of the new solar generation and energy storage system in which case a PowerPair Reservation will be provided reserving the PowerPair Incentive.

Already Installed?

90 days retroactive, if installed within 90 days of application you are eligible to apply for incentive or once approved you have 270 days to install.

There Are 4 Easy Steps to Get Started
and Apply for the PowerPair Incentive

1. Fill Out The Application

Register during the 4-week registrationg period for the PowerPair Incentive. Contact 8MSolar for details.

2. Confirm Reservation or Waitlist

Duke Energy will inform your of your confirmation of the incentive or if you are on the waitlist. 

3. Install Your System

Install your solar system and battery by a Duke Energy approved installer.

4. Receive Your Incentive

Submit proper paperwork and receive your payment from Duke Energy. 

Duke Energy's PowerPair Solar and Battery Incentive Savings Explained

Solar Incentive

$0.36/watt for solar panels, limited to a maximum installed capacity of 10kW AC, and capped at $3,600 per residence.

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Battery Incentive

$400/kWh for battery storage, limited to a maximum installed capacity of 13.5 kWh. 13.5 x $400 = $5,400 battery incentive.

Reserve Your Spot Today to save on your System

Let 8MSolar help you achieve energy independence at a low cost.

Who Qualifies for Duke Energy's
PowerPair Solar And Battery Incentive

Residential Solar Choice Rider

Participants would be served under the time-of-use (TOU) rates approved by the Commission in the NEM Order and would have complete control of the use of the energy storage device. This is called the Residential Solar Choice rate schedule (policy), and is the policy that anyone going solar in 2027 onwards would be on.

Net Metering Bridge Rider

Battery Control

Participants would be served under the Bridge Rate. Participants would be required to participate in a new program called Battery Control (Duke Energy controls the battery). Under Battery Control the customer's battery could be controlled by Duke Energy up to 36 “control events” per year, a minimum of 30 control events per year – when these events are not in progress customers can use their batteries however they want.

Duke Energy's Control Events

  • Up to 18 times per winter season (during the months of December through March)
  • Up to 9 times per summer season (duringthe months of May through September
  • Up to 9 times in the remaining months 

Your Compensation

Participants would receive an additional monetary incentive of approximately $40 per month, or $480 per year, based on Duke Energy's discharging of the battery.

For more information: https://duke-energy.com/powerpair.

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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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