The 10 best rated solar companies in North Carolina in 2020

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Compare the best solar energy companies in North Carolina in 2020

Updated: October 27, 2020

There are currently 90 solar energy companies operating in North Carolina. Below you can compare the prices and reputations of solar installers, solar panel manufacturers and other solar energy companies servicing North Carolina today and learn how to select the best one.

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20 best rated solar installers in North Carolina in 2020

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Which solar company should I choose?

The reviews scores for the largest solar companies are far worse than those for local, family-owned solar installation companies.

The best solar companies meet the following criteria:

  • Local
  • Family-owned
  • Less than 50 staff
  • Has an office near you
  • Been in business longer than 5 years
  • Employs their own installation crews
  • Uses Tier 1 solar panels
  • Uses inverters from Enphase, SolarEdge, SMA or Fronius

The solar industry is full of fly-by-night solar companies — both big and small — that open one year and are gone the next.

Solar panels last for 25-30 years, so you want an installer who will help you with any problems or system faults. For this to happen, your installer needs to be able to stay in business

Local solar companies, as a group, have the highest reviews score on our site and also have lower overheads than corporate installers, making them more likely to survive in the long term.

North Carolina solar stats:

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Avg rating of North Carolina solar installers


Avg size of residential system


Avg price 10.48kW installed system

$17,328 ($1.65 per watt)
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What is a good price from a quality solar company in NC

Chart 1: What is a good price for a 12.66kW solar system after tax credits.

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Installing a 12.7kW solar system in North Carolina, 2020

Net cost of system


Average payback time

Annual power production

17,819 kWh

Levelized cost of solar energy

5¢ /kWh

If you don't get solar

19¢ /kWh

(25 year forecast of avg electric rates)

Savings over 25 years

$47,354 - $52,338
(Savings shown after repayments of capital)

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 12.7kW system

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Solar panel cost in North Carolina by system size

Table 1: Average cost of residential solar systems by system size
System size* Avg cost per watt Avg cost
(After tax credit) show before tax
4kW $2.71 $8,025
5kW $2.60 $9,631
6kW $2.49 $11,038
7kW $2.46 $12,738
8kW $2.48 $14,682
9kW $2.41 $16,077
10kW $2.39 $17,664
12kW $2.37 $21,046
15kW $2.26 $25,097

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Table 2: Available incentive programs
Eligibility: Federal incentive
Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligibility: State incentive
Type: Net Metering

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Note: Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.

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