The Town of Nags Head is a unique, coastal community steeped in culture and history, and rich in natural resources. The town recognizes the value of our coastal ecosystem and the role it plays in making Nags Head a great place to live, work, and visit. The Town is seeking ways to become more resilient. A resilient Nags Head is a place where our community, economy, and ecosystems are better able to rebound, positively adapt, and thrive amid changing conditions and challenges. The Town strives to preserve and protect the Nags Head character, environment, economy, and sense of place in order to ensure a high quality of life for residents and visitors for present and future generations.
Throughout its history, the town has been visionary in dealing with and planning for complex coastal issues. Solar energy is no exception. This webpage represents a collection of solar information and resources for the community. For more information about the basics of solar energy, your solar options, and questions to ask solar professionals, read the Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power (HERE) or Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar (HERE).
Solar energy uses a renewable energy source, the sun, and provides many benefits for individuals, the community, and the environment. Utilizing solar energy means less reliance on energy sources that contribute to carbon emissions and air pollution. Ultimately, coastal communities like Nags Head are the first to feel the effects of sea level rise related to climate change. So, working to reduce reliance on non-renewable energy sources is important! Plus, utilizing solar energy ultimately meansa cost savings on your electric bill!
How to Choose a System
When purchasing a solar electric system, the right choice will depend on how much sunlight your area receives, your budget, how much conventional electricity you want to offset with solar power, how much room you have on your roof or in your yard, and where the solar panels will be mounted. The following factors may affect the performance of your system:
Available space on your roof
Orientation of roof
Condition of roof
To learn more about the types of systems, check out the Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the North Carolina Homeowner (HERE).