All the rebate money is gone.
The N.C. State Energy Office reports that as of this afternoon, 100 percent percent of the money has been claimed by residents who have bought energy-efficient appliances.
However, the State Energy Office is urging residents to continue reserving their rebates. The reason: As much as 20 percent of the rebate money -- or about $270,000 -- may go unclaimed, based on experience in other states.
"Don't think you don't have a shot," said SEO spokesman Seth Effron. "A significant percentage of people don't complete the required paperwork."
The rebates range from $75 for to $300, depending on the appliance. We previously reported details of the program here.