Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Personal)

Renewable Energy Tax Credit (Personal);
State: North Carolina

  • Incentive Type: Personal Tax credit
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Spent pulping liquor, Solar Pool Heating, Daylighting, Anaerobic Digestion, Ethanol, Methanol, Biodiesel, Geothermal Direct-Use
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Multi-family Residential
  • Amount:35%
  • Maximum Incenative: $1,400-$10,500 (varies by technology); $2.5 million* for systems used for a business purpose
  • Eligible System Size: No stated size limits for systems. Maximum of 50 kWh battery storage capacity per kW of hydro generator capacity (DC rated); maximum of 35 kWh battery storage capacity per kW for other technologies
  • Equipment Requirements: System must be new and in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards. Specific equipment and installation requirements vary by technology
  • Carryover Provisions: Single-family dwellings: excess credit may be carried forward five years; all other property: credit must be taken in five equal installments; allowable credit may not exceed 50% of a taxpayer’s state tax liability for the year, reduced by the sum of all other state tax credits
  • Program Start Date: 01/01/2009
  • Program Expiration Date: 12/31/2015


Brian Lips
North Carolina Solar Center
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North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7401
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