Can I see a map of solar installations in Chapel Hill?
Click here to view a map of solar installations throughout North Carolina, including Orange County and Chapel Hill. This map is produced by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) and shows residential, small commercial (less than 2 megawatts) and utility-scale solar installations (more than 2 megawatts).
Thinking of going solar in Chapel Hill?
Here are some resources to help get you started:
- A checklist that explains Chapel Hill's residential solar permitting process (new)
- Guidelines that explain Chapel Hill's residential solar inspections review (new)
- Going Solar in America: A Guide for Homeowners Considering Solar PV in America's 50 Largest Cities
- North Carolina Solar Policies and Incentives
What's the Town doing to support more solar in Chapel Hill?
- The Town maintains rooftop solar arrays at various Town facilities, including Fire Station #1, the Library and the Town Operations Center.
- Recently, the Town--in partnership with Orange County and the Town of Carrboro--applied for designation as a SolSmart community. The SolSmart program, funded through the US Department of Energy, provides technical assistance aimed at helping Chapel Hill enhance opportunities for local solar energy generation. In August, the Town was awarded Gold Level Designation within the SolSmart Program.