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Solarize the Triangle '23 is a community-based group-purchasing program for solar energy, battery storage, and other clean energy technologies.
Our campaigns help homeowners, businesses and nonprofits become more resilient, reduce energy expenses, and save on the cost of renewable energy systems by obtaining volume discounts on materials and installation services—the more that participate, the greater the savings!
Solarize The Triangle '23 is part of the Triangle Sustainability Partnership, a newly formed local government partnership of 12 communities consisting of Triangle J Council of Governments, its participating members, Holly Springs, Chatham County, City of Raleigh, Durham County, City of Durham, Town of Cary, Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Hillsborough, Town of Carrboro, Town of Apex, Town of Morrisville, Orange County, and Solar Crowdsource.
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Residential Campaign Information
RESIDENTIAL CONTRACT DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2023
CAMPAIGN EXCLUSIVE TIERED PRICING (Aggregate kW)
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Commercial & Non-Profit Campaign Information
COMMERCIAL CONTRACT DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2024
CAMPAIGN EXCLUSIVE FLAT PRICING (Based on system size)
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Frequently Asked Questions
A Rooftop Solar Energy system is made up of several important components to help provide clean solar electricity for our homes and businesses. These components are 1) Solar Modules, 2) Inverters, 3) Safety equipment like shut-off devices and module-level power electronics, 4) communications equipment to help you monitor your system, and 5) the racking structure that holds solar panels to the roof. Each piece plays a critical role in ensuring a safe and reliable source of clean energy from your solar energy system.
Solar Panels produce electrons when hit by sunlight. Those electrons gather together and travel along tiny conductors inside the solar panel to create electrical power. The electricity leaving a solar panel is Direct Current (DC). Modern homes and buildings use Alternating Current (AC) to run our appliances so electricity from solar panels must be converted before entering your home's electrical systems. Solar Inverters convert the DC electricity from the solar modules to AC electricity for use in our homes and buildings. Inverters can either be located underneath your solar panels on the roof (called MicroInverters) or hung on a wall inside or outside your home.
All of the electricity converted by your inverter will enter your home through the interconnection point with your home's existing electrical infrastructure.
This electricity will first and foremost go to meeting any electrical demand your home has in the moment that the electricity is generated. If your home needs more electricity than your solar panels are producing, then your home will draw power from both the solar energy system and your existing utility system. If your home is producing more solar power then your home needs than the excess solar power can either be saved in a battery energy storage system or can be exported back to the utility grid. Your electric meter will keep track of the power you have consumed and the power you have exported. This is called bi-directional metering.
Some utilities offer a program called Net-Metering which credits exported solar energy at a rate equal to the amount they charge when you purchase electricity. This credit has the effect of offsetting future energy consumption from the grid - like at night when the sun isn’t shining. Every utility is different and it's important to work with a solar installer who knows your utility's energy policy. Be sure to ask your solar consultant questions about your utility’s policy.