When contemplating 3rd party finance (i.e. tax equity finance that uses the investment tax credit and other tax incentives) in states like North Carolina that do not allow for third-party sales of electricity, it is critical to understand how much the utility will actually pay the solar project for the power it generates and supplies to the grid. That’s easier said than done and it’s actually quite complex, which is why we want to share our calculator. (Note that this calculator deals with Duke Energy rates. Also note that you should not rely solely on the output in making decisions for your project.)