If you’re considering adopting solar technology for your home or business, the North Carolina Clean Energy Center at North Carolina State University has teamed with EnergySage to help you make informed decisions.

The newly created EnergySage North Carolina marketplace enables residents and business owners to quickly research and compare solar options and obtain multiple price quotes from pre-screened solar installers.

The marketplace also provides the state’s solar installers access to a large pool of knowledgeable prospective clients, giving them the ability to reduce customer acquisition costs.

“It is our mission to advance a sustainable energy economy by educating, demonstrating and providing support for clean energy technologies, practices and policies,” said Steve Kalland, executive director for the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center in a statement.

Users access the service via the EnergySage North Carolina portal from the NC CETC website (www.greenprofessionals.org).

The marketplace is a resource for everything from learning about local financial incentives and comparing installers, to obtaining answers to common questions. Users can also get an instant home or business estimate on the costs of buying, loaning or leasing solar panels, and request customized quotes from local, pre-screened installers for their particular property.

“The EnergySage marketplace greatly simplifies the process for those looking to adopt solar energy and gives consumers more choice and greater market price transparency,” said Kalland. “With a large state tax credit and the federal tax credit, consumers can get as much as a 60 percent discount on solar right off the top, making their payback quick and the financial benefits attractive.”