Sustainability at Duke

Residential Solar Resources

Learn About Solar

There are many things to consider when deciding whether or not to install solar energy including, but not limited to:

  • Site and Homeownership
  • Costs of the System
  • Current Tax Incentives
  • Electricity Production and Associated Savings

The DCOI Bass Connections in Energy team created a guide that analyzes these considerations and provides an example of the decision making process through the eyes of a hypothetical employee, Jane Q. 

In addition to the Jane Q guide, the team analyzed the current political and economic landscape for solar energy in North Carolina. The team created a report that reviews changing prices and policies in order to provide recommendations to Duke University for the current residential solar discount pilot program.

Both of these documents are available in the sidebar to the right.



Other Resources

There are many local organizations that provide information on residential solar. A few key groups in the region include:

Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance, and Competitiveness

- The Solar Economy: Widespread Benefits for North Carolina

The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

- Motivations and Behaviors of Solar PV and Geothermal System Owners in North Carolina

- The Benefits and Costs of Solar Generation for Electric Ratepayers in North Carolina

The North Carolina Clean Tech Center at NC State

- A Residential Customer Guide to Going Solar: Duke Energy Carolinas

- A Residential Customer Guide to Going Solar: Duke Energy Progress

Solar Energy Industries Associates

- Residential Customer Guide to Solar Power

Evergreen Solar - National Council for Solar Growth

We encourage you to use these resources when
deciding whether or not solar is right for you!