North Carolina Clean Energy
Clean Energy Plan brings new jobs, lower costs to North Carolina
There’s a clean energy job boom happening in North Carolina—and the Biden Administration is making it happen.
The Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy provisions mean investing almost $10 billion and counting in North Carolina for a healthier, more prosperous, and just future.
The law will lower North Carolinians’ energy costs, make our infrastructure more resilient, and put our country on the road to energy independence.
In just one year, President Biden’s landmark climate investment has created over 4,000 new clean energy jobs across North Carolina.
Since August 2022, 9 additional clean energy projects have been created in North Carolina, including Atom Power’s expansion in Huntersville, and Alpitronic’s in Charlotte. These projects are paving the way for more good paying jobs in the state.
The Biden Administration’s plan for the clean energy economy also invests in an affordable and reliable energy grid—instead of wasting money on dirty energy that pollutes our communities’ air and water, overheats the planet, and creates even more extreme weather.
But this is ONLY the beginning.
Scroll down to find out how the largest-ever investments in clean energy are creating jobs and lowering costs for North Carolina families.
New Clean Energy Jobs Since the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
Sourced from news announcements since August 16, 2022
New jobs and an economic boost for North Carolina
North Carolina is becoming a hub for the EV and battery manufacturing sectors, which represent all 9 of the state’s new clean energy projects announced within the last year. Clean energy investments have already spurred $9.61 billion in investments in North Carolina and helped create over 4,100 good-paying clean energy jobs in the state. For example:
- Toyota tripled its investment in North Carolina after the IRA passed, injecting $2.5 billion more into its Liberty EV battery manufacturing facility.
- Wolfspeed announced plans to build the world’s largest silicon carbide materials facility in Chatham County, producing a material used for components in EVs and solar equipment and creating 1,800 jobs.
- In May 2023, EV charger manufacturer Alpitronic announced plans for a $9.3 million tech and repair facility and headquarters in Charlotte, creating 300 new jobs with an average salary of over $90,000.
- Atom Power announced two expansions at its Huntersville factory since the Inflation Reduction Passed, investing a total of $154 million and creating 375 new jobs with an average salary of $92,000.
- In February 2023, Kempower credited the IRA for the company’s decision to build a $41 million EV charging station manufacturing facility in Durham.
Lowering Costs for North Carolina Families
The Inflation Reduction Act helps North Carolina families save money on their energy bills by ramping up investment in clean energy—like wind and solar—rather than more dirty energy that spreads carbon pollution and causes climate change. And it does all this without raising taxes on anyone making under $400,000.1
North Carolina families can save more than $1,000 each year on their energy costs thanks to the clean energy tax credits. Families can also earn up to $14,000 in rebates for energy-efficient home upgrades. Find out which rebates and credits you can get from the IRA here.
For some people, that will mean 100% of the costs will be covered. Buying a used or new electric vehicle? Tax credits of $4,000-$7,500 are available.
Communities in North Carolina will also see around a 25% reduction in energy cost burdens from heating and cooling, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $3.5 billion in funding for energy efficiency programs — homeowners and renters alike.2
The Biden Administration is helping North Carolinians save money by ramping up the clean energy industry—from solar panels to heat pumps, building insulation, and modernizing the power grid—right here in America.
Learn more about the Clean Energy Plan by clicking here.
- WRAL: Record clean energy and climate growth in NC spurs jobs and investment
- The Messenger: Vietnamese EV Maker VinFast Breaks Ground on a $4 Billion Electric Car Plant in North Carolina
- Autoweek: Here’s Why Arrival Will Shift Production To The US
- Forbes: How Women Benefited From The Inflation Reduction Act – Year One