About Us

Using business as a force for good

Our Mission

We improve the way people make and use energy

Bob and Maria Kingery

Co-founders and Owners

Our Story

Shining Since 2001

Southern Energy Management is the Southeast’s rooftop solar and building performance expert. We’re a team of over 60 building scientists, solar professionals, and entrepreneurs dedicated to improving the way the world makes and uses energy. We’re passionate about continuously innovating and leading the energy market while maintaining our core values.

Be the Change

Certified B Corp​

We believe companies should make more than just money; they should make a difference. That’s why we joined companies like Patagonia and Seventh Generation in redefining success in business by competing not to be the best IN the world, but to be the best FOR the world. As a Certified B Corp, we commit to meeting the highest standard of social and environmental impact.

Core Values

S

Seek Solutions

We are problem solvers who always stand FOR something, not against anything.

H

Have to → Get To

We are grateful that we GET to do this important work.

I

Invest in the Greater Good

We focus less on our individual accomplishments, and more on the impact of our team. 

N

Never Settle

We seek mastery in everything we do and seek to be the best we can be.

E

Enjoy the Journey

While we are always looking to the future, we make a point to appreciate today.

SHINE Award Winner, Jenny
SHINE Award Winner, Matt
SHINE Award Winner, Sara
SHINE Award Winner, Will

Our Impact

We measure success by our impact on people and the planet. In 2018, our solar installs and green certifications positively impacted 11,800 families, and had an equivalent environmental impact of 11,012 cars removed from the road, or 857,605 tree seedlings planted, or 18,090 tons of waste recycled. 

In 2019 we hope to increase our impact to 13,460 families, which is equivalent to removing 5,600 cars off the road! 

families Impacted
Cars Removed From Road
Tree Seedlings Planted
Tons of Waste Recycled

Local Outreach

As a B Corp, we love to “B the Change.” We strive to be a better company for the environment, for our workers, and for our local community. That’s why SEM gives each team member paid time off to volunteer — equivalent to 7 weeks of volunteer time each year. Check out some of our favorite volunteer memories!

Testimonials

Recent Awards

2017 & 2018 Best For the World Environment Logo
Energy Star Partner of the Year Award 2019
NBGS Partner of Excellence Logo
Best Places to Work in the Triangle Award Logo

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