Solarize Charlotte

Solarize Charlotte is a coalition effort to bring cleaner and cheaper electricity to communities in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, and Cabarrus Counties


Going solar has never been easier. As the price of solar panels has dropped, while utility electricity rates have continued to rise, solar energy is definitely affordable for everyone. Homeowners will enjoy a free solar assessment from vetted solar installers: Renewable Energy Design Group (RED Group).


Click to have a certified, local installer inspect your home for solar suitability

We were fortunate to be selected by community leaders and solar experts using a competitive proposal process. Custom design, permitting, construction, interconnection with the utility, and warranty are all included in the program.


Go solar at more than 70% below retail cost. Solarize Charlotte is a non-profit program that allows you and your neighbors to sign-up to have a certified, local installer inspect your home for solar suitability.  Take control of your energy bills by installing solar panels on your roof. Solarize Charlotte, a grassroots non-profit program to bring simple and affordable solar power to Charlotte homeowners, offers discounts plus state and federal tax incentives to help people go solar. To do this, the program brings neighbors together to earn group discounts in a limited enrollment period, driving down solar marketing, advertising, and procurement costs.  When enough people join the program, the savings are passed on to the participants. .

The Solarize Model is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Energy.  The first “Solarize” program began in Oregon in 2009 as a grassroots initiative to boost solar energy usage in Portland.  Since then, the program has experienced success in dozens of cities across the country including Durham, Raleigh, and Asheville. Solarize Charlotte is organized by the Cleaner is Cheaper coalition made up of community groups and non-profit allies that believe in affordable, renewable, and safe energy options for North Carolina.

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