Solar/Renewable Energy


Solar Overview Solar

North Carolina is a leader when it comes to new solar development. With projects ranging from 1kW

residential rooftop systems to 10MW solar farms, the detail surrounding these projects can vary widely.

As such, the North Carolina Municipal Power Agency (NCMPA1) and the City of Gastonia are working together

to provide a smooth process for completing your solar PV project.

With a Buy All/Sell All approach, we promote solar PV projects that connect safely to our grid while also ensuring

a fair cost distribution among all rate payers.

General Information by Project Size

The appropriate steps for any solar PV project will vary depending upon size and projected system impact.

The following guidelines are offered to help with your project.

Once the project is complete, a Certificate of Completion and Acceptance is issued by the City of Gastonia.

General Notes for All Systems

The City of Gastonia reserves the right to require further study, including but not limited to system feasibility and system impact. The cost of these studies and any subsequent utility system upgrades will be the responsibility of the solar PV system owner.

The system owner will be responsible for all work and associated equipment purchases. Typical expenses will include a second meter, permit costs, and any work related to utility system interconnection. Interconnection Agreements must be executed before construction begins.

Since solar credits are considered income by the IRS, consult with your tax advisor.

Contact Information:

Gary Lutz

Power Systems Engineer/Rates Specialist

1300 N. Broad Street, Gastonia, NC 28054

(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC 28053-1748)

704.866.6824 (office)

704.836.0055 (fax)