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Residential Solar

  • Discover. Talk to our solar educators to learn about solar power. Fill out a free solar quote request form to get started.

  • Design. Work with one of our solar designers to customize a system that meets your home and family’s energy goals.

  • Save. Enjoy 30+ years of sunny savings — Save the world, save your wallet, save the future!

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Commercial Solar

  • Evaluate. Schedule a discovery meeting to review your energy use and answer your solar questions.

  • Design. Our experts create a customized a solar energy plan that takes advantage of tax and utility incentives to maximize your savings.

  • Relax. Once your system is designed, our teams jump into action to make your solar vision a reality. We provide everything from design & engineering to grant writing & financial partnership to make investing in solar as easy as possible.

Builder Energy Services

  • Plan. Schedule a one-on-one meeting with our team to review your goals and challenges. Our team of building science experts crafts a custom home performance plan to meet your needs, and you decide when to get started.

  • Train.We onboard your trades and our building performance techs inspect your homes within 48 hours of a schedule request.

  • Analyze. We continue to add value to your team with data reporting, sales training, and marketing support.

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  • Evaluate. Schedule a meeting to review your next project.

  • Customize. We’ll build a custom plan based on your goals and timeline.

  • Sit Back. We’ll handle everything from there — from educating your subs, to paperwork and leasing staff training.

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Why Choose Southern Energy Management?

Deleted my other review and providing a better update. After some issues, Randy came over to our house to address our concerns and explain some things to clear up our concerns.The company is working to fix our battery issues as well.We are happy with the steps the company has taken to fix any issues we have had and would say that the company provides great personal service. Thank you!
Valarie Kai N.
00:40 14 Aug 21
AWESOME Choice for Solar PV Install. SEM delivered superior customer service before, during and after the install to complete our system. Every person at SEM provided us with what it takes to consider, evaluate, select, install, commission and enjoy the benefits of a high quality system. I'm only sorry that we didn't install it sooner. I'll also offer this advice: shop before you sign. Other companies, with flashy TV commercials did not meet financial requirements and delivered the "car sales" approach. We shopped and selected SEM for the right reasons.Getting the $16 / month Duke power bill was the icing on the cake!!!
Kevin B.
19:47 22 Jul 21
SEM has been an excellent partner for converting my barn roof into a solar generating plant of 36 panels. I am delighted with the interaction, work, and results. Everyone who I interacted with was knowledgeable, professional, courteous, considerate and did excellent work. They not only did the work, but also coordinated the various entities; Duke Power, Local inspectors, Rebate programs, electricians, work permits, structural engineers, and tons of advice along the way. I am now harnessing the sun, reducing my carbon footprint and saving money all thanks to SEM. Yes, I highly recommend SEM!
Edward H.
15:58 03 May 21
Used this company for my solar project and they could not have been better. Great consultative sales process, professional install, and great after even AFTER the project was completed. From design, reviewing the options and helping us navigate the process fo the interconnect and the rebates. They just could not have been better. If I moved homes no question I would call them again.
Scott A.
19:04 23 Apr 21
This is a great company to work with. The staff and workers were all friendly, courteous, and helpful. There were some scheduling delays due to the weather (incessant rain for more than a week), but that is the nature of this sort of work. Their monitoring system is easy to understand and we love watching electricity flow from our roof to the grid.
Tobin F.
11:17 26 Mar 21
We'd been thinking about solar panels for years, but thought it would be too hard and expensive. Southern Energy made it easy, helped us secure the substantial solar panel rebate from Duke Energy, and now we have almost no power bill! It was a great investment financially and environmentally. I highly recommend the team at Southern Energy Management.
Nicholas J.
21:42 13 Feb 21
We had two solar systems installed by SEM: a 4.3 kW system in 2013 and, after moving to a new house, an 8.7 kW system in 2020. In both cases, we worked with Graham Alexander. He is outstanding. The fact that he's been at SEM for so long says something. This is a great local company and they do an exceptional, professional job. I've recommended them to my neighbors. For our new system, we included one Tesla powerwall, mainly to provide power in the event of outages.
Mark Z.
17:31 10 Feb 21
From beginning to end, SEM has been our partner in creating a solar system that met our needs and satisfied our wants. They were proactive, informative, and responsive in a way we really don't see very often anymore. It was clear that customer and their experience is at the forefront of their consideration at every turn. From the office team to the installation crew we were met with informed and skilled professionals who exceeded our expectations every time.
Sam P.
17:49 09 Feb 21
The SEM folks did a great job with our new residential solar installation. They were very helpful at all stages of the process--analyzing the suitability of a system, designing it, installing it without incident and ensuring it was connected promptly. They were also very helpful in assisting with the rebate process.
Robert M.
17:40 09 Feb 21
Sara was terrific. The team was fast and efficient. Communication regarding the rebate was fantastic - through and frequent. Very, very satisfied.
John8392
16:04 09 Feb 21
In the midst of a miserable year, putting solar on our house was an absolute point of light in the darkness. We realized we had contacted Graham at Southern Energy a few years ago and when we called him he had the quote and plan up and ready for us within days. He worked with us to design a system that would meet our needs including the addition of an electric car in the next few years. The whole process from planning to installation to helping us with the rebates was seamless and professional. I recommend solar and this company to anyone who is ready to help make a difference.
west L.
14:16 09 Feb 21
Highly recommend. Southern Energy Mgt has skilled technicians, uses the highest quality equipment, and displays a deep commitment to the environment and community. We're loving our panels, reducing our carbon emissions and saving money over the longterm. It is so satisfying to monitor the system and see real-time the impact we are able to have!
Matt K.
03:53 15 Jan 21
The company is amazing. Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They made the process of installing solar panels on my home effortless.
Louis F.
18:14 17 Dec 20
Southern Energy Management provided comprehensive and extremely informed consultation, installation, and post-installation service for our new home solar system. They have an incredibly informed and courteous team of employees that answered questions at every step of the process. They have continued to help us after installation as I learn the system and other facets like rebates and tax advantages. Really a top notch company.
Eugene O.
12:48 09 Dec 20
Installation went as planned. Everyone was easy to work with. Great overall experience.
Bob B.
02:28 24 Nov 20
Great company and people!
Ronald H.
23:16 23 Nov 20
Wonderful team to work with! They did the original (7.44kW) installation at our new house and then did an additional 1.5kW addition this year. They are easy to work with, knowledgeable, prompt and dedicated. Would definitely recommend!
Kyle B.
21:09 13 Nov 20
While we had some hiccups with the project schedule and the install, I was very satisfied with the overall experience and my decision to purchase a Tesla Powerwall. The customer service and communication from the SEM team wer exceptional.I’m considering some future expansion options (additional panels, another PW) and if I move forward, SEM would be my first choice.
Chris F.
18:34 11 Nov 20
Excellent in every respect from sales consulting on our system to system design and engineering to implementation and service follow up we’ve been pleased with SEM. No glitches with the process to get government and regulatory approvals for net metering either! We would strongly recommend SEM and by the way they are just good and high integrity individuals too.
Chuck P.
18:36 09 Oct 20
Graham and Maddie make a great team. We've only been up and running for 2 weeks so a true review is premature, but the communication and installation went smoothly. Would recommend highly.
Sylvia B.
17:22 06 Sep 20
Professional in sales process, permitting, installation, and ongoing service.
Ted T.
13:44 01 Sep 20
We are exceptionally pleased that we chose Southern Energy Management as our solar provider. From our initial contact to after installation education, the service provided by Southern Energy Management and our primary point of contact, Graham Alexander, has been outstanding. Highly recommended.
Dan D.
20:44 14 Aug 20
We had a solar system installation earlier in 2020 and it has been online now for 3 months. We are extremely happy with all aspects of the ordering, design, installation and operation.From the timing, you will note that the installation took place during 'lockdown' and SEM had good protocols in place for dealing with containment.It's rare for me to give a five star review, but SEM deserve it for a few reasons: First and foremost they were logistically superbly organized to support us through the Duke rebate application nightmare. Brandon and his team were simply outstanding in ensuring that we were briefed, had real time support during, and then, perhaps most importantly, went in to bat for us when Duke's site collapsed and the denied our application. Eventually, Duke accepted that e HAD applied in the right way and the right time, but without Brandon's team that would have been a most painful process. The other reason that I give a five star is that when issues arise, as they always do in a project such as this, issues were resoled easily and quickly. Maddie and her team resolved insurance back and forward (again with Duke :-)) and she was available promptly to tackle questions, updates and to 'make things happen'.All in all, an unqualified recommendation. Oh, and a significant reduction in electricity bills (at least in mid-summer)
Graham B.
13:38 05 Aug 20
I went with SEM not just for pricing reasons (though they were highly competitive), but for their technical expertise, lengthy history in the solar business, and certified B corp status. On top of all this, their extended team is personable, knowledgeable and highly responsive to questions (even after you sign). A strong recommend from a very satisfied customer!
Eliisa Griffin A.
03:59 24 Jul 20
It was great working with Randy Linhart on my proposal. I'd highly recommend him and Southern Energy. The presentation was very professional and informative. Know that you're getting a high quality system if you use them.
Carey V.
16:45 16 Jul 20
Excellent service and quality. any issues we had were taken care of promptly.
Mrblackice
19:18 26 Jun 20
Even through COVID-19 Southern Energy Management installed my 22 panel system. They were very professional and safety minded when it came to being in am house during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The team wore masks and wiped everything down as they worked to ensure they didn’t accidentally spread COVID-19. I do Highly recommend Southern Energy Management to anyone considering going Solar.I am looking forward to years of Solar generated energy.
Duane C.
18:03 25 Jun 20
My wife and I have experienced an amazing and gratifying process of acquiring and having solar panels installed. Southern Energy Management did an outstanding making this happen.
sankey M.
13:51 25 Jun 20
The whole process was extremely smooth from the information session to the last detail. The sales rep was knowledgeable, thorough and experienced. I was kept informed of everything that was going to happen and was given choices of dates and times of day. The installers were professional and always on time. They left the place clean and just as they found it. The office personnel was a joy to deal with - they were available for questions and got back to me in a very timely fashion. Southern Management Energy takes care of all the permits, contacting the HOA (if you have one), the county for the permits, and your electric provider. I cannot be happier that I chose SEM for my solar project!!!
O D.
18:07 16 Jun 20
Informative presentation, professional installation, good results. Very happy with Southern Energy.
Gary S.
14:21 10 Jun 20
If you want a professional installations of solar for your house - you need not look anywhere else than Southern Energy Mgmt. Graham and his solar team made my installation so easy from beginning to producing my own energy. I picked Southern Energy to do my install based on their long history & experience in the industry . The installation crew headed up by Rich were top notch and professional. Total install took 3 days and then I was up and producing energy. Kelly my project coordinator communicated with me at every stage and was a pleasure to work with and all the staff returned my emails almost immediately if I had questions. The Solar-Edge monitoring system lets me see in real time how my solar panels are working and and I like being able see how much CO2 emission is saved by my solar panels. I feel confident that 20 years from now - I'll be able to depend on Southern Energy to be there if I need them. Thank you Solar Team! Gwen Belcredi
Gwen B.
23:08 08 Jun 20
Although the process of getting solar was long, Southern Energy Management helped all the way.
sarah S.
18:47 25 May 20
Great technical support, new owner orientation.
Joann H.
14:58 25 May 20
So far, so good with a new set of solar panels and a powerwall battery backup that SEM set up at my home. Nice to drive down costs and be able to management my consumption as well as have emergency backup power to keep water, fridge, and food served for the family. SEM folks are friendly, reliable, and work to get the job done properly with county inspections and power company rebates to boot!
Randy Van B.
18:52 15 May 20
I am a repeat customer of Southern Energy Management and they once again did a great job, start to finish. When my wife and I sold our house and bought another, one of the first calls I made was to SEM to talk about adding solar to the new house. I worked with Graham Alexander to get a quote and coordinate the project. It was too late in 2019 to get the project installed before the end of the year. We arranged for delivery of the panels to occur before December 31st and I paid the initial amount so I could get the 30% tax credit that expired at the end of the year. Maddie O'Beirne was our project manager and she kept us informed every step of the way.At the end of the day, the works was done on schedule and very professionally and was priced competitively.I highly recommend Southern Energy Management to anyone considering solar.
Aubrey M.
15:28 05 May 20
Southern Energy Management was great to work with for our solar install-- we are so happy we went with them as there are a lot of companies out there. They were very communicative, professional, skilled, courteous, prompt- helped navigate the solar rebate and tax credit. We HIGHLY recommend them- you can't go wrong and we are cranking out all kinds of solar power now!! Everyone should have solar- it pays for itself over time and it's the right thing to do!
Nancy C.
11:34 17 Apr 20
Thanks to Southern Energy for putting solar panels on the roof. Great process, start to finish.
Martin R.
22:00 15 Apr 20
Got solar with SEM several years ago, and then had them install a Tesla Powerwall a couple of months ago. Fantastic work both times. Very knowledgeable project managers and installers. A great company!
Mark T.
19:40 15 Apr 20
Great experience with Southern Energy Management. Every person I dealt with for our installation (around 38 panels) was professional and friendly, even working in a 100 year old home. I love geeking out on our solar system, and they answered all the questions I could come up with. They also seem to treat their employees well. Highly recommended.
Aris B.
20:54 14 Apr 20
I am very excited to have my solar system up and operating. Working with the SEM team has been such a pleasure. Their enthusiasm and work ethic is such a joy and infectious. I highly recommend this excellent, local company if you are considering solar!!!
Mike P.
14:46 10 Mar 20
Have had two systems installed by Southern Energy Management. Great installation, clean work, sized perfectly! Works as designed!
Dave S.
15:08 15 Feb 20
Just completed all the final steps of my 7 kWh system installation from Southern Energy Management, and this process really could not have been any easier. The folks at Southern Energy Management will take care of your project from start to finish. This is how project management should work everywhere.Mike Neptune got us started helping us figure out what kind of system we could do and whether it made financial sense for us to do it (it did at our house in Durham, not at our house in another location). He did not try to up sell us things that would not work.Dave Anderson will guide you step by step through how things work getting all the engineering stuff done. Dave really went above and beyond to make sure that our weirdly complex system went in without any hassles or problems.Maddie O’Bierne managed all the interconnection stuff, permitting, insurance, and making sure that you avoid any and all problems with Duke Energy. She made it such that I didn’t have to think about any details that would derail this thing.Brandon Pendry guides you through the process of getting your Duke Energy rebate and he made sure I got my full rebate. I do not envy him the task of dealing with those people, but he does so cheerfully.All in all, probably the best team I could have asked for. Thanks a bunch guys.
Benjamin W.
14:59 12 Feb 20
I could not be more impressed and grateful for the team at Southern Energy Management. While I am still planning my installation, the team have gone above and beyond to help me plan. They are extremely clear about the process, upfront about all the costs, and steps, and the support every step of the way is superb. They are professional, kind, and caring - they go beyond just service!As part of the process, there is the application for the Duke Energy rebate program. This year, there was a severe glitch in the system at the application step, and the team at Southern Energy Management have gone way beyond my expectations to support me and all of their clients in the midst of this error. They have no responsibility to take for the errors and poor service of Duke Energy, but have done everything in their power to support me and my application, and to fight on my behalf for the rebate. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude and beyond impressed. If you are looking for not only a service provider, but a partner to support your solar installation, look no further!!
Bart E.
11:00 09 Feb 20
very easy to work with. Gave full information, so there were no surprises and I felt fully informed. I highly recommend them for your solar needs. They went the extra mile to give individualized service for our particular situation.
Lois B.
22:26 23 Dec 19
Southern Energy installed a 9.3kW system on my house. I got several quotes and theirs was the best price/performance. The panels are very sensitive and even generate small amounts of energy when it is raining. Their people Sara, Alex, Sam and Brandon managed presales, construction, permits with Duke and the town, metering and rebates smoothly and with no effort required on my part. The system comes with a metering portal so I can see throughout the day how much I am generating and consuming. The energy I generate but don't use gets credited back at retail price to Duke, so I don't need a battery. My next project will be to install Nest thermometers and smart lights to reduce my energy consumption as close as possible to my generating capacity.
Lars E.
00:11 19 Dec 19
Received excellent service from Dave Anderson and others through the entire process. Everyone was very knowledgeable and are true professionals. I am very happy with my solar panels and my decision to use Southern Energy Management.
Donna F.
18:40 15 Dec 19
The personnel at Southern Energy Management were awesome to work with from the beginning to the completion of the project installing solar panels on our roof. They answered questions quickly and were always available for us. A truly wonderful experience and we're very glad we did it! Even better is decrease in electrical bill!!
Judy L.
00:45 10 Dec 19
I am pleased with the addition of 10 new solar panels plus adding optimizers to my older panels, a new inverter & addition of snow guards to the panels on the upper roof. The technicians were all friendly, timely & kept me informed of the progress of project.
Suzy L.
03:04 30 Nov 19
Only good things to say! Every person we worked with listened to our questions and concerns. Sara M, solar residential specialist and salesperson, was patient, thorough, punctual. Maddie, project manager, held our hand through the process, making the required interaction with Duke seamless, and clarifying every step we needed to act upon. Davison engineered the installation. He is a caring problem solver, and took the time to meet with builder Jeff in order to optimize the layout and esthetics of the conduits. Carie, bookkeeper, was prompt, precise, and helpful. As I said, only good things to say! Thank you, Southern Energy Management!- Inge & Clay (Hillsborough, NC)
Inge De B.
22:27 26 Nov 19
We had a solar installation done in late August. Everyone from the install techs to the office staff were great and super easy to deal with. After speaking to some friends that used another company (multiple inspection fails and no guidance on the Duke rebate plan), I’m happy that we went with SEM.
Joe M.
15:40 15 Nov 19
Happy to reduce our carbon footprint with a 30 panel installation and a Tesla Powerwall designed and installed by our friends at Southern Energy Management. Great service from SEM and they are sticking with us with excellent service to make sure we understand how this system works, and how we get our rebate from Duke. Highly recommended!
Gregg W.
23:19 30 Sep 19
Second house we built in two years and, though new to solar the first time, it was a must have then and again on the new house. Great service from start to finish with Southern Energy. Held our hand through the process and helped get the rebates and tax credits that really reduced the cost. Ran herd on the local energy supplier to smooth the installation of the required metering and hardware. Great orientation to the system apps and monitoring to actually see the savings on a daily basis. Twice the happiness on two installations! Highly recommended. In fact I have several folks who have installed on my experience and are as happy!!
Jeff K.
22:49 30 Sep 19
Professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and my powerwall 2 works as advertised, I"m a happy camper!
Kris V.
17:05 18 Sep 19
I had the most amazing experience with Southern Energy Management from the first contact through the end. They were super friendly, flexible, supportive, helpful and knowledgeable. I cannot recommend them enough, there aren't more stars to give. I am so glad I went solar and that I did my research. I have zero reservations about using them or recommending them. The whole process took from May through August from first contact and discussions to up and running and complete. I understand my system, it's abilities, my energy usage, and what a difference I am making. If you are seeking the Solar route - use this company! They're local, stand behind their work and products, and are a certified B Corp (you'll find out what that means if you don't already know)
Nicholas Von H.
19:17 17 Sep 19
The entire experience was excellent from design to installation. I was very impressed with everyone that worked on my installation.
Paul F.
18:59 16 Sep 19
Great company well known all across our state for doing good work.
Stephen W.
20:01 12 Sep 19
Just went "live" in July. Installation went smoothly, staff very communicative, professional, responsive and easy to work with: they make it easy to go solar!
Brian
20:35 15 Aug 19
Great to work with! From start to finish they took care of everything... evaluating our energy needs based on historical data, getting ARB approval in our community, system install, initiating the meter swap out, and system orientation. They were always quick to answer questions and have even followed up after we went "live" to make sure we didn't have any other questions.
Paula V.
17:28 14 Aug 19
So proud to be part of the Solar Tribe! Southern Energy Management was a pleasure to work with on my residential solar installation. The entire project went well and the SEM team kept me well informed throughout the process. This is the team you want for solar in NC!
Scarlett H.
17:45 28 Jul 19
SEM has great team who work with you to determine an optimal solar solution. Its been great working with them for my home solar solution and their post implementation support is outstanding. I would highly recommend them.
Prem R.
19:11 18 Jul 19
Staff was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their subject matter. Very responsive when contacted with questions or problems. Our solar installation is working very well. A good company to do business with.
Robert W.
18:33 18 Jul 19
I contacted a number of Solar Companies for an off grid project where I'd need solar to provide 100% of my power needs and most all other companies I contracted told me they couldn't manage the difficult demands of my project including boat rides to the site in later winter to an island. Graham and the Southern Energy team did a great job despite me being on the coast and the demands of the job. They were able to get 2 Tesla batteries quicker than Tesla said they could and met all the deadlines I set. Once the system was up and running we had an issue with one of the batteries which required multiple site visits by Southern Energy's team and their pro tech Levi who can fix anything. After it was found out that 1 of the batteries was faulty Tesla sent a new one quickly to replace the likely damaged one and Southern Energy was quick to make the change and service any issues we ran into on this difficult build. I would highly recommend them especially on any difficult jobs like mine.
Michael R.
17:40 18 Jul 19
An excellent company from planning and installation to customer support. I would highly recommend these folk to anyone looking to go Solar.
Peter W.
15:59 18 Jul 19
Strongly recommend!
arunima B.
19:48 12 Jul 19
We had Southern Energy Management install a solar system on our house in Raleigh and went live in April of 2019. They did a great job: explained things well, guided us through the application and rebate process, did the installation on time and on budget, and were in all ways a pleasure to deal with. The system is functioning as expected, and we are very pleased.
Jerry H.
09:01 12 Jun 19
SEM was really fantastic throughout the whole process! I had received another quote from Brio and wanted a second opinion so I called SEM and they came out and did a site review. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and upfront with the total cost and I was particularly impressed with the fact that they did not try to push me into buying the system unlike Brio. The installation took a little longer than I had hoped but that was mainly because it was during Christmas and the New Year. They made sure that I was prepared to apply for the Duke Energy rebate right on time and have been great with communication since the installation. So far we are enjoying a great solar array! Thanks!
Andy K.
13:36 11 Jun 19
These folks did a great job installing my solar panels and Tesla POWERWALL. It was a difficult installation due to the design of the house but they worked through each challenge and provided a great finished product. Follow up and communication after the install has been stellar. I would recommend then to anyone. The system is working as expected and is providing great value!
Steven J.
02:33 02 Jun 19
If you are interested in Solar Energy this is the company you want to do business with. Every member of their team is top notch, they answer all of your questions and they stand behind their product and services. What more can you ask for? Highly recommended!
Mitchell D.
14:08 17 Apr 19
Great company. Everyone was a pleasure to work with and everything delivered as promised.
Kyle E.
02:03 26 Mar 19
I can't say enough good things about the folks at SEM. We installed a 10kw system with Tesla Powerwalls back in July. Every piece of the process - sales, project management, install, support - was top notch. You can tell by talking to anyone there that solar is not only their job but also their passion. Highly recommended!
Matt C
22:40 16 Mar 19
Had a great experience with Southern Energy! they were very easy to work with, very professional and project management was great. They were diligent in making sure that we were signed up for the Duke rebate. Would strongly recommend.
Karen H.
21:17 15 Feb 19
My experience with Southern Energy has been incredibly positive. I had started working with another contractor initially and after doing some more research ended up dropping them and reaching out to Southern energy. I'm glad I did and every step of the process has gone smoothly. It is a fairly long, cumbersome process but they seem to do quite a bit to make it as simple as possible. I now have a fully functional system that is delivering at or above the promised level of performance. Everyone I've worked with, from sales to project management to installer, has been professional and helpful. I even had a guy from the rebate team return an email (from home) on Christmas Day! So I strongly recommend anyone with a roof that gets quite a bit of sun call SEM and get a solar estimate!
Paul-Laurie N.
18:56 05 Feb 19
Everything went as planned. They did an excellent job. Highly recomended.
Mark S.
18:18 22 Jan 19
Great team to work with. Our energy rating and solar installation were timely and efficient so now, we are too!
laurie C.
20:28 18 Jan 19
Southern Energy Management installed a solar system at our home this past fall, and the experience was terrific from start to finish. First, I interviewed four different companies. SEM's representative was by far the most forthright about what could be done. Others tried to sell me a system that was inadequate for my house, but MORE expensive than the one we ended up with. Second, the installation team was courteous and friendly to a person. Finally, the follow-up has been very professional. The SEM team coached us through the process of applying for the Duke rebate; they taught us how to monitor our system; and they, too, monitored the system to make sure it was working well. In sum, SEM is a thoroughly professional company that cares about its customers and works hard WITH you to achieve an outcome that you will be happy with.
Pamela C.
15:47 07 Jan 19
Highly recommend! This company is very easy to work with and they made the entire process so easy and painless. They are very professional and reliable. Everyone we engaged with was friendly and helpful.
Kimberly Hickey B.
15:46 30 Dec 18
We hired Southern Energy Management to design a solar system for our home. I cannot say enough good things about this company. I would absolutely hire SEM again and recommend them to anyone interested in solar.I was originally concerned that our home may not be suitable for solar based on orientation and available square footage. They listened to our concerns and answered all our questions. SEM was able to design a system around our physical constraints and even provided us with various options.Everyone we communicated with was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. The installers were respectful and courteous. The project manager we worked was thorough and detailed. The energy specialist educated us on solar and designed a system that was conducive to our homes needs. The bookkeeper was patient and understanding when one of our payments was lost in the mail. Anytime I needed information or a question answered, someone was always an email or phone call away.We are 100% satisfied with SEM and with our solar installation.
Ben S.
20:42 16 Dec 18
Recently added to PV panels. Job was completed as scheduled with SEM taking care of all paperwork associated with Duke Energy. Follow-up was completed to ensure everything was working properly especially the monitoring application. Crew was extremely knowledgeable , courteous, and professional. All in all, everything one could expect was done. Would have no reservations recommending SEM highly.
Joe H.
00:22 28 Nov 18
I spoke with Mike about the possibility of using solar panels to get power to a small barn we are going to have. Although he wasn't in our area, he still educated us on solar energy and its benefits. This is exactly what we needed and it feels good to have someone who is willing to help!
Matt W.
20:04 26 Nov 18
This is our second time working with this company. They are extremely knowledgeable. All the staff are friendly and courteous. Their work is top-notch and extremely professional.
Jeanne C.
22:30 15 Nov 18
Excellent customer education and service by a professional team.
trish H.
20:23 13 Nov 18
If you've been considering going solar, do it by the end of 2018!So I got quotes from 4 solar companies--and after all this research, it became obvious to me that the best choice was Southern Energy Management. Here are my reasons:1. They were the only company that told me that they would GUARANTEE the current Duke Energy Rebate for installing solar. Everyone else told me they hoped I would get it, but they could not guarantee it (it would be at my own risk to assume I would get it). Southern Energy Management said that if I did not get the rebate, they would refund me the money that I would have gotten for the rebate.2. They use Solar Edge monitoring (see included image which is a screenshot from my phone) so I can monitor my energy input/output/use. They are not the only company that has this, but some of them do not have this monitoring.3. They had the lowest price! The most expensive quote I got was $8000 more than the quote from Southern Energy Management! That's a HUGE difference. It pays to do your homework and get more than one quote.4. They are a local business that has been around since 2001. They aren't going anywhere--and they have a business model that is not just based on solar alone. This is helpful because solar becomes more and less popular based on current tax incentives and rebates. Half of their business is doing building certifications for new construction (on their energy efficiency and whatnot). So even when the solar rebates/tax incentives are lower, they will still be in business.5. They were the only company I remember that also GUARANTEED our solar performance. They give us an estimate of the performance with our initial quote. So if our installed panels don't perform as well as they expect, they will replace the panel(s) or pay us the difference (I can't remember the exact terms of the guarantee).They have been great to work with and I highly recommend them.So now is the best time in history in NC (so far) to install solar because there is both a huge rebate from Duke Energy (ours was $4,560) AND the federal tax credit of 30% of the cost. So our net (out of pocket) cost for our system was about $12,000. We personally chose to do a 2-year same as cash financing they offered and are setting aside $500 each month so when our 24 months are up--We have the $12,000, plus the rebate money from Duke ($4650) and the Federal tax credit (about $6700).So our energy bill is drastically reduced during this time (and beyond)--so some of the savings from our solar panels are literally helping pay for the cost of the system! Eventually, the system will have more than paid for itself (I'm thinking 7-10 years, depending on the performance of our system and how much Duke Energy raises electricity costs over those years).We get net metering through Duke Energy, which means that credits we send to the grid can be used later at at 1:1 ratio. They reset the credits every year in May, so you don't want to over produce, because they won't pay you for the excess energy if you produce way more than you use. Southern Energy Management helped us determine the best size system for our home after reviewing our electric bills.So I talked to an employee at Southern Energy Management yesterday and he said that through the end of 2018 they can still GUARANTEE the Duke Energy rebate. So if you've been thinking about going solar, I would recommend you do it now! Also, they told me that if you tell them that I referred you, that you get $250 off your system as well (just give them my name-Tamara)!
Tamara M.
19:50 07 Nov 18
We had a great experience with Southern Energy Management. Every member of the team is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They took care of all the paperwork with Duke Energy and Durham County, and provided the instructions and paperwork we needed to apply for the rebate with Duke Energy. Our system looks great and we love our low electric bills. Special kudos to Graham Alexander, who answered all our questions, gave us expert advice, and seamlessly guided the process from start to finish. We highly recommend this company.
Claudia F.
19:56 31 Oct 18
Nothing but good things to say about Southern Energy Management and my solar installation. From the initial sales contacts through planning and installation to final turn-up and performance monitoring, Southern Energy was outstanding. Highly recommended!
Tom P.
12:46 30 Oct 18
Great company to work with. Process was very clear and well-organized. They handled all the permits and paperwork flawlessly.
Garrett R.
20:24 03 Oct 18
My wife and I decided it would be nice not to have an electric bill when we retire (about 2 years from now). We did our research and landed on Southern Energy Management. Everything from their initial evaluation of our property, to their proposal, to the completed job has been first class. We cannot praise them enough. If you are seriously considering going solar, you won't do better than SEM. We have since bought a 3-year old Nissan Leaf and have eliminated 80% of our gasoline usage (still have our Toyota Camry for trips over 85 miles). And best of all, we are not even paying for the electricity to charge the car.
James R.
16:03 28 Sep 18
The folks at SEM were patient, helpful, and professional. They worked with me until they could design a system that met my needs. I highly recommend!
Jeff G.
15:19 14 Sep 18
Southern Energy was great to work with. We just completed building a new home with solar planned in from the beginning. Southern Energy provided great advise and assistance with design and planning. Installation was completed on time and they have been very responsive to any questions we've had. The SolarEdge online monitoring system works great and it's fun to watch power production and consumption rates throughout the day.
Alan W.
13:59 05 Sep 18
Graham Alexander and all the team at Southern Energy Management did an excellent job placing solar panels on our house, working with Duke Energy to get a rebate and also getting the federal tax credit. Kelley was always prompt, pleasant and efficient as was the team on site. I have referred a number of friends to Southern Energy so they can enjoy investing in solar and getting the long term benefits.
Jack C.
02:28 04 Sep 18
A+. Smart. Nice. Work very hard. Tell the truth and then do what they promised. Easy to talk with them; they return mail/phone calls on weekends! They actually behave, not just talk, as a TEAM. I would not shop for price on a $30K investment with a life of 25 years. Nonetheless I think their competence justifies every dollar; I did not find their price non-competitive.
Michael S.
19:38 21 Aug 18
Awesome service! Absolutely LOVE my new solar installation!!
Brayden Z.
23:01 30 Jul 18
SEM completed my first project with them in 2010. I just had another great experience with them on my new house in Downtown Raleigh. They did a great job, communicated well with the General Contractor and Architect, and kept on top of the schedule. I'm still a very pleased customer!
Scott P S.
17:54 20 Mar 18
SEM is a dedicated group of professionals who work very hard everyday at their craft - solar energy and energy saving solutions. They are pioneers in the field and their passion is contagious from their leadership right down to their installers and support staff. True professionals.
Mike R.
18:41 22 Sep 17
SEM was wonderful to work with. They worked with me to tailor their services to meet the needs of my solar project. From the work with their engineers to customer service to the installers ....we found the process smooth, efficient and with significant value add. I highly recommend Southern Energy Management.
Kenneth M.
19:22 07 Nov 14
just finished installing solar roof panels. very satisfied with SEM every step of the way, from first info visit to post-installation orientation. Every individual we've met or worked with via email has been professional, thorough, knowledgeable, and friendly. No hesitation in recommending SEM!
Patti R.
13:01 29 May 14
What a great experience! If you are interested in renewable energy, give Southern Energy Management a call!!! They worked with us to create a Photovoltaic (PV) System that fit our needs. Each member of the Solar Team who worked on our project was extremely professional and friendly. The project was completed before the 90 days originally outlined, and all work was on budget! The Solar Team stayed in contact with us during each step of the process. They were great at answering all our questions. Now we are watching our system increase its production of solar energy and watching our use of energy from the grid decrease. Awesome!
Sharon A.
21:50 26 Mar 14

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