North Carolina
3,100 SOLAR JOBS
TOP 3 SOLAR SECTORS BY EMPLOYMENT
INSTALLATION
MANUFACTURING
SALES & DISTRIBUTION

SOLAR JOBS RANK (CHANGE SINCE 2012): 10 (+8)

CHANGE IN SOLAR JOBS SINCE 2012: +1700

SOLAR JOBS PER CAPITA RANK (CHANGE SINCE 2012)25 (+2)

TOTAL SOLAR COMPANIES: 137

MAXIMUM SOLAR RESOURCE RANK: 22 (5.35 kWh/m2/day)

NUMBER OF HOMES POWERED BY SOLAR RANK: 5 (~36771 HOMES)

ELECTRICITY PRICE RANK (MOST EXPENSIVE): 27

LEGAL STATUS OF THIRD-PARTY OWNERSHIP: NOT ALLOWED

NET METERING POLICY GRADE: D

INTERCONNECTION POLICY GRADE: B

RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD (RPS) TARGET: 12.5% by 2021 (IOUs); 10% by 2018 (co-ops & munis)

RPS SOLAR CARVE-OUT TARGET: 0.2% by 2018