North Carolina
5,600 SOLAR JOBS
TOP 3 SOLAR SECTORS BY EMPLOYMENT
INSTALLATION
MANUFACTURING
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

SOLAR JOBS RANK (2013 RANK): 8 (10)

CHANGE IN SOLAR JOBS SINCE 2013:2500*

SOLAR JOBS PER CAPITA RANK (2013 RANK): 11 (25)

SOLAR JOBS PERCENTAGE OF STATE EMPLOYMENT RANK: 10

TOTAL SOLAR COMPANIES: 158

2010-2014 SOLAR PATENTS RANK: 27

MAXIMUM SOLAR RESOURCE RANK: 24 (4.90 kWh/m2/day)

NUMBER OF HOMES POWERED BY SOLAR (RANK): 78660 (8)

ELECTRICITY PRICE RANK (MOST EXPENSIVE): 30

LEGAL STATUS OF THIRD-PARTY OWNERSHIP: Apparently disallowed by state or otherwise restricted by legal barriers

NET METERING POLICY GRADE: C

INTERCONNECTION POLICY GRADE: B

RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARD (RPS) TARGET: 12.50% by 2021 (10% by 2018 for co-ops and munis)

RPS SOLAR CARVE-OUT TARGET: 0.2% by 2018