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Solar Panel Installation in North Carolina

Powering a brighter future for NC homeowners with leading-edge residential solar panel installations.

An energy system
that works for you

Your home’s power system should work for your needs and budget. And with our efficient solar panel installation process and premium service, we can make that happen. Lower electricity bills, long-lasting infrastructure, and reduced carbon emissions are just some of the ways you can benefit from upgrading to solar energy with 8MSolar today.

The only solar installer in North Carolina with in-house licensed professional engineers

What you need for a
smooth solar panel installation

Investing in a solar panel installation is a big decision, so you need an installer you can trust. With 8M, that’s what you’ll get. Taking the unique needs of your project into account, our in-house engineers have the dedication, experience, and knowledge to deliver the exceptional results you deserve.

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Quality installation
for solar panels that last

If you gave a home cook and a professional chef the same ingredients, you would expect the professional check to create a better dish. Solar installation is very similar. Two solar panel companies can have the same materials, but the results can be drastically different based on the installation process. Here are the key features of our installation process that differs from our competitors:

WHY INSTALL SOLAR PANELS IN YOUR HOME?

Your solar power system effectively pays for itself, providing decades of renewable energy and low energy costs. And with our North Carolina sun, converting to solar power is a true no-brainer. Here’s why thousands of homeowners are installing residential solar panels:

Lower electricity bills

Lower electricity bills

By installing solar panels, the average homeowner saves $1800 a year! You can also sell unused energy to your local utility, increasing your overall income

Prepare for outages

Prepare for outages

Keep your vital appliances running when unexpected outages hit with our solar battery backup and storage services ower emergency

Help the environment

Help the environment

By installing solar panels in your home, you can offset as your carbon footprint and be a leading example for others to follow in the fight against climate change

Increase resale value

Increase resale value

Install solar power now and profit if you move. Buyers rate solar-powered homes highly and will pay a premium for them, especially as energy costs continue to rise

Benefit from tax savings

Benefit from tax savings

Offset your residential solar power costs with tax rebates and the Solar Investment Tax Credit, which gives you back up to 22% of your installation bill

Protect against weather

Protect against weather

Because solar panels are built to withstand sun, snow and rain, they can prolong your roof’s life and absorb the sun’s energy, keeping your home cool in the Summer

Your solar poweR journey starts here

Our solar experts take care of the entire panel installation process.
From HOA approval to permits and inspections; we keep you informed every step of the way,
so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the savings.

Evaluate

Schedule a consultation or
get an instant estimate, and if you’re happy, we’ll evaluate your roof space to develop a bespoke solar panel solution

Install

Our in-house solar power engineers and installers execute your solar energy project with meticulous attention to detail and conduct final inspections

Support

For as long as you have your solar panels, we’re here to carry out repairs, battery backups, and upgrades to extend their lifespan even further

See the energy savings for yourself!

Installing solar panels on your home can save you hundreds of dollars.
See how little you can pay on electricity below.

Your trusted partner for
leading-edge solar power solutions

Why we are the
#1 solar panel company

Frequently asked QUESTIONS

We provide residential and commercial solar panel installation services all across The Triangle in North Carolina, including:

  • Apex
  • Burlington
  • Cary
  • Chapel Hill
  • Charlotte
  • Durham
  • Greensboro
  • High Point
  • Holly Springs
  • Raleigh
  • Morrisville
  • Wake Forest
  • Wilmington
  • Winston-Salem

The entire process of solar panel installation can take as little as a few weeks to several months to complete. This may seem like an extensive period of time, but don’t let that deter you from switching to solar panels. Our solar experts are here to make the installation as painless and efficient as possible for you.

Unlike other installers who are focused only on the sales process, we look at your exact monthly electricity usage (rather than the average) to determine precisely what size system you need and give you an accurate indication of savings.

Residential solar panel users can offset a massive 100,000 lbs of carbon dioxide in 20 years; the same amount produced by driving your car 100,000 miles!

One common question customers often have when installing a solar system is how long the panels will last. The good news is most high-quality solar panels can last 25–30 years with proper solar panel maintenance and installation.

At the end of that, solar panels don’t stop working completely; they will just no longer produce enough energy to meet your household’s energy needs.

Each year solar panels will degrade in productivity by a small amount, usually an average of 0.5%. Keeping up with regular maintenance is an important factor in ensuring your solar panels last as long as possible.

We offer solar panels from the best manufacturers in the business, including Silfab Solar, Panasonic, LG Solar, and more. The most common types of residential solar panels we use include:

Monocrystalline: A monocrystalline solar panel system uses pure silicon to absorb the sun’s energy. These high-end panels are incredibly effective, with sunny days yielding up to 20% energy efficiency, which refers to the amount of sunlight converted to energy rather than just warming the surface. Homeowners with smaller roofs typically choose monocrystalline panels.

Polycrystalline: Polycrystalline panels reach a slightly lower level of energy efficiency — around 15-17% — but they are more affordable. We tend to install polycrystalline panels on larger roofs where the slightly lower efficiency has minimal impact on the success of the system.

The costs of solar panel installation will vary by home because no two properties are the same and don’t use electricity the same way. If your home requires more electricity than the average home, you could need more panels to suit your needs. Overall, we determine the cost of residential solar power by the size of your roof, the number of solar panels we need to use, and their type. The majority of your solar panel expenses relate to the upfront costs of materials and installation. At 8MSolar, we offer high-end services that fit your budget. If you need help meeting these upfront costs, we have several payment options available.

You may be concerned about the costs of buying and installing solar panels for your house, but don’t worry, we can make installing solar panels much more manageable for you.

At 8MSolar, we offer two main payment options for solar panels for houses which are shown in the diagram below.

Both options for home solar panels have their advantages, and the best option will depend on your individual circumstances. You may find it better to pay for the solar panels upfront, or prefer to spread the cost over a few monthly installments.

If you’re not sure which payment plan is best for you, our residential solar power experts can guide you. We will help you choose the best solar panels for your home and are here to support you throughout your solar power project.

Paying for your new solar system can be overwhelming, but local and federal tax incentives can help make the project more affordable. The current Federal Solar Tax Credit could save you 26% on the total cost of your solar project. On top of this credit, homeowners can save up to $6,000 with the Duke Energy Rebate Program.

There are two main technologies that convert the sun’s power into electricity.

Concentrating solar power (CSP) uses the sun’s energy to produce extremely large amounts of electricity. CSP works by using mirrors to focus sunlight and convert it into heat. 

Photovoltaics (PV) are the panels you’ve probably seen on rooftops in your neighborhood. These panels convert the sun’s light into electricity when the sun is shining. The panel’s cells soak up photons from the sunlight and as a result, electricity flows. Our residential solar experts can work with you to install state-of-the-art  PV panels to power your home.

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your solar panel installation?

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