Solarize: A Grassroots Solar Revolution!


Making Rooftop Solar Power
Cheaper and Easier Than Ever

Climate and energy nonprofit NC WARN has adapted a highly successful program to expand solar power on homes and businesses in North Carolina. Our first program, in 2014, was Solarize Durham, followed by Solarize Chatham.

In January 2015, we launched Solarize Triad in partnership with Clean Energy For Us. Solarize Triad registrants received not only free solar assessments but also free energy efficiency audits.

NC WARN’s spring 2015 Solarize programs included Western Wake and a repeat of last year’s Chatham and Durham programs.

Other organizations are “solarizing” other regions of the state (see our Locations page for details). If there is no current Solarize program in your area, we can still help you go solar on your own. Read our Tips for Going Solar in North Carolina.

Since the 35% state tax credit expires at the end of 2015, solar installers may already be booked up through the end of the year, and you may have to wait till 2016. By then, new Solarize programs may be open. Check back then, or email us to be added to our Solarize email list.

More about Solarize

Solarize helps homeowners generate most of their own electricity and get credit at the retail rate for excess power that they send back to their utility company. Power bill savings start the day the system is installed, locking in low-cost clean energy for 25 years or more.

Through bulk purchasing and neighbor-to-neighbor outreach, Solarize North Carolina cuts pricing even below retail solar prices that have already fallen by 80% in the last five years. The more customers participate, the lower the price.

Solarize North Carolina uses high-quality equipment chosen with technical support from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center and installed by some of North Carolina’s leading solar companies.

The Solarize model is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Solarize North Carolina is also pioneering ways to make solar power accessible to low-income homeowners and renters through our Sharing Solar fund. Your participation helps share solar savings with others!