EV Charger Rebate and Tax Credit

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EV Charger Rebate and Tax Credit Duke Energy EV Charger Prep Credit Program What is the Credit Program? Duke Energy EV Charger Prep Credit Program is a one-time credit for preparing your home or business for EV Charging. Stems from Duke’s Make Ready Credit Program The rebate covers the cost of electrical upgrades required to […]

REAP Grants and Loans

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REAP Grant and Loan The Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, is a program by USDA that provides loans and grants to farmers and rural businesses interested in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. The goal of the REAP grant is to provide energy independence and efficiency to those further out from the energy […]

New Changes to Duke Energy Rate Structure

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New Changes in Duke’s Rate Structure ***UPDATE: As of 5/19/2023, Duke Energy has announced that the changes happening to the rate structure has been delayed until October 1st, 2023.*** In March 2023, Duke Energy announced major changes to its Net Energy Metering (NEM) policy. These policies will affect both current and future solar clients. Duke […]

Net Metering

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Net Metering is a utility billing mechanism that offers credits to residential and commercial clients who generate electricity and “sell” it back to the grid. Net metering is most commonly used with solar PV systems, though could be applied with other renewable energy sources. Depending on what utility services your home or business, they may […]

EV Charging

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As Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) become more accessible and more manufacturers are producing EVs, it is only natural for people to have concerns. One of the biggest concerns for new EV owners is how to charge their vehicles. We are used to pulling up to one of many gas stations, […]

The Big-Picture Benefits of Solar Energy

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The Big-Picture Benefit of Solar Energy The solar industry has come a long way in recent years, and continues to grow more accessible and affordable. As solar energy becomes attainable to the everyday person, the benefits of solar come with it. Creating new jobs, securing energy independence for our local communities and making the world […]

Become an Electrician to Save the Planet

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When we think about ways to solve climate change we often think about renewable energy. How can we support the grid, and diversify away from fossil fuels? By reducing our consumption of oil, natural gas, and coal while implementing renewable energy sources that include solar, wind, and hydro. Renewable energy has many forms and can […]

Solar Battery Backup vs Generators

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It is very common for customers beginning to research solar to type solar generator into the search box. Nine times out of ten, what they really mean to search is solar with battery backup. So, what is the difference between a battery backup system and a generator? Read on to find out!   First let’s […]

Why Go Local For Solar

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No Middleman When working with a local solar installer, you work directly with the sales and design team to get exactly what you envision for your home. They are there for you through the entire process. From initial contact, to site visits, to design, installation and system monitoring. With out of state solar companies, you […]

The rising amount of solar installations in Western North Carolina

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The rising amount of solar installations in Western North Carolina There is only more to come in this area as commercial and residential solar installations are nothing new Asheville, NC or Rhino Renewables! In fact, Asheville has proven reducing the carbon footprint is so important that the city has a goal that by the end […]