Solar Panel Cost in
North Carolina

Updated 12/4/2021

How much do solar panels cost in North Carolina in 2021?

As of December 2021, the average solar panel cost in North Carolina is $2.62/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in North Carolina ranges in cost from $11,135 to $15,065, with the average gross price for solar in North Carolina coming in at $13,100. After accounting for the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars.

Importantly, these costs are typical for solar shoppers comparing solar quotes on the EnergySage Marketplace. When you compare quotes for solar panels on EnergySage's competitive solar marketplace, you can expect to see prices up to 20% lower than working with a single solar company. Read our updated article on the cost of solar panels to compare solar panel costs across states and by panel brand.

Average solar panel cost by system size in North Carolina

System Size System Cost System Cost (after ITC)
3 kW $7,860 $5,816
4 kW $10,480 $7,755
5 kW $13,100 $9,694
6 kW $15,720 $11,633
7 kW $18,340 $13,572
8 kW $20,960 $15,510
9 kW $23,580 $17,449
10 kW $26,200 $19,388

2021 average solar panel cost graph in North Carolina

for a 5kW system

Great Price
$11,135 or less
Market Average
$13,100
Above Market
$15,065 or more

Solar installation costs do not include the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit or local incentives. Learn more about local NC incentives, tax credits & rebates.

Payback Period

11.82 Years

20-Year Savings

$16,882

Cost per Watt

$2.62

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