Solarize: A Grassroots Solar Revolution!

Solarize Chatham registration ended July 31, 2014. Of the 460 households that signed up for a free solar assessment, 40 have already signed contracts, guaranteeing Tier 4 pricing. Read more.

Registration for Solarize Durham ended April 15. Over 380 Durham homeowners signed up for an assessment and 33 took the plunge! Read more here.

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 was Solarize Durham, followed by Solarize Chatham. Other organizations are “solarizing” other regions of the state.

Solarize North Carolina helps homeowners generate most of their own electricity and sell excess power 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 recent years. The more customers participate, the lower the price.

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

The installers will perform a free site assessment and recommend a system sized appropriately for your roof and your electricity usage. An average home might use 3 to 5 kilowatts.

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

Solarize North Carolina is also pioneering a way to make solar power accessible to low-income homeowners. Your participation helps share solar savings with others!