Skyward Solar Power

Residential

Solar power is surprisingly affordable. From solar photovoltaic systems, which use the sun's energy to produce electricity for a home, to solar water heating and pool heating, there are a number of innovative technologies to consider.

Every month, the homeowner recoups a fraction of the installation cost through drastically reduced utility bills. In time, these savings easily surpass the cost of the system.

Fortunately, time isn't the only way to lower the expense. The federal government recognizes the environmental benefits of zero-emissions energy sources. That's why homeowners who install many types of solar-powered systems receive a substantial federal income tax credit. In North Carolina—and throughout the Southeast—additional state and local tax incentives further reduce the cost.