Install and Invest

For those considering making energy efficiency upgrades or installing renewable energy systems, this compilation of guides, toolkits, cost calculators and maps is made just for you. Visit our Energy Conservation and Efficiency Guide and Solar Energy Installation Guide below to check out the steps we suggest for making your own personalized clean energy plan. If you need additional information, more helpful resources can be found by searching the database below.

Install & Invest Resource Database

Resource Source and Description Audience Topic Type Additional Tags File
Blue Ridge Energy — Renewable Energy Systems

Interconnection forms and procedures for distributed generation energy systems

Blue Ridge Energy
Policy or Regulation
Blue Ridge Energy: Community Solar

Learn about Blue Ridge Energy's Community Solar subscription program.

Blue Ridge Energy
Blue Ridge Energy: Energy SAVER Loan Program

This loan program is offered through a partnership between Blue Ridge Energy electric cooperative and ElecTel Cooperative Federal Credit Union to finance home energy efficiency improvements, as well as solar and solar storage.

Blue Ridge Energy
Blue Ridge Energy: Smart Rebates

Blue Ridge Energy offers these rebates for energy efficient appliances or home weatherization improvements.

Blue Ridge Energy
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission - Weatherization Assistance Program

BROC is a community action organization administering heating appliance repair (HARRP), the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and more to low-income households in Alleghany, Ashe, and Wilkes Counties of North Carolina.

Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission (BROC)
Consumer Guide to Community Solar

This guide provides consumers an overview of community solar, expert tips on how to be an informed consumer, questions solar consumers should ask before entering into an agreement and handy links to other resources.

Solar Energy Industries Association
Guide or Toolkit
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Consumer Guides to Wind

Guides for utility-scale, community, and residential wind energy project development

Department of Energy: WINDExchange
Guide or Toolkit
Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)

DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States.

North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center
Policy or Regulation
Tool or Calculator
DEQ Energy, Water, and Waste Reduction Assistance

No-cost, non-regulatory, on-site assessments are available from the NC Department of Environmental Quality for North Carolina businesses and public facilities.

NC Department of Environmental Quality
Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audit

This 24-page booklet is designed to guide homeowners in assessing energy efficiency, air leaks and moisture problems in the home, including checklists and payback periods for improvement projects.

Seattle Department of Planning and Development and Seattle City Light
Guide or Toolkit

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