Fayetteville joins the clean energy revolution

The state of solar in Fayetteville

Fayetteville enjoys an above-average amount of sunshine, with 219 sunny days per year.* All those clear skies make the city a great place to consider going solar—81% of the rooftops in Fayetteville are solar viable.* Fayetteville also has a strong commitment to green initiatives and encourages residents to do the same.

How much solar energy does Fayetteville produce?

Cumberland County is home to 157 solar installations with a combined capacity of 210.7 MW. Fayetteville makes a significant contribution to that total with numerous large-scale solar arrays, including the 71 MW IS-42 PV project, which came online in 2017.* Nearby Hope Mills is home to a similarly-sized field at 78.5 MW, which began operations the same year as IS-42.*

What are the advantages of going solar in Fayetteville?

A popular advantage of going solar is the potential of significantly reducing your electricity costs. A 5 kW solar PV system can offer cost savings of up to $18,000 over 20 years and potentially pay for itself within 12 years.*

You may be able to recoup your investment even faster with net metering.* Net metering allows you to transfer any excess electricity from your system to your provider for a credit on your account. Your credits roll over monthly and can offset any electricity usage from the grid during times of low production.

Solar energy usage is cost-effective in the long term, provides power even if the grid goes down, and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our community. Unlike other energy sources, solar energy is carbon neutral, meaning that it does not contribute to climate change.

How much does solar cost in Fayetteville?

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The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors, such as:

  • Household’s energy needs

  • Local weather

  • Efficiency of the solar panels

  • Durability of the solar panels

  • Angle of the roof

To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes, as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources for thousands of homeowners across the country.*

In Fayetteville, we found that the average cost of owning a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,000 to $13,900, or in other words, from $2.60 to $2.78per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

You may be able to take advantage of the Investment Tax credit to offset some of your installation costs. This credit allows you to claim 26% of your equipment costs, installation costs, and permitting fees on your federal taxes.*

What’s the best way to go solar in Fayetteville?

When installing a solar PV system, it is best to work with an experienced solar provider to ensure you get the best return on your investment. Solar systems vary in quality and capacity, and the right setup for your home will vary on a range of factors, such as your available unshaded roof space, current average electricity usage, and budget.

A consultation with a reputable solar provider should provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. During your consultation, you should be offered a custom system design, price quote, savings estimate, and overview of any available incentives. You'll also have a chance to ask questions about solar power or the installation process.

If you’re ready to take the first step, request a free consultation, and our team will follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

Looking for commercial solar in Fayetteville?

SunPower is the top commercial solar provider in the U.S.* Schedule a commercial solar consultation today.

  • *. Best Places. Climate in Fayetteville, North Carolina. May 2021.
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018).
  • *. PV Magazine. Recurrent Energy puts 71 MW-AC of solar online in North Carolina. October 2017.
  • *. The Fayetteville Observer. Cumberland County solar farm providing power to 25,000 homes. April 2017.
  • *. Energy Sage. Solar Panels in Fayetteville, NC. May 2021.
  • *. The availability of net metering is subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Local Solar Installers 2020/2021, Solar Reviews 2021, Energy Sage 2021, Wood Mackenzie 2020, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 2020
  • *. Tax credits and incentives are subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
  • *. Wood Mackenzie, US PV Leaderboard (March 2021). SunPower ranked #1 in cumulative commercial volume 2017-2020
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