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Home Solar Panels

Own Your Power. Savings, incentives, energy security, and more — There are lots of reasons to go solar in North Carolina.

Why Install Solar Panels?

By generating your own home solar power you’ll save money every month on your energy bill. Plus, as the cost to generate electricity increases, you’ll be protected from rising utility energy prices.​

Your solar system’s impact goes far beyond your home. Generating clean, renewable energy reduces pollution, helps fight climate change, and lowers America’s dependence on fossil fuel imports.

Take advantage of the 30% Federal Solar Tax credit on solar and/or battery storage. The tax credit allows you to take money you would pay to Uncle Sam and invest it back into your home. It’s a win-win!

Adding solar to your home is one of the few home improvements that provide a greater than 100% return on your investment.

How Solar Energy Works

  1. Solar panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity.
  2. An inverter converts the DC energy from your solar panels into usable alternating current (AC) electricity for your home.
  3. Solar energy powers your home. Any excess energy generated is sent to the grid and recorded as a credit on your monthly utility bill.
  4. Your solar panels save you money everyday for 30+ years while generating clean, renewable energy for your home and family

Calculate Your Solar Savings

Give our solar calculator a try to see solar on your home! Our solar calculator uses your home address, the info you provide, and LIDAR satellite technology to give you a ballpark estimate of how much you could save by going solar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Over the past 22+ years, we’ve developed a time tested process for going solar. The first step is to get a free home solar assessment so we can evaluate your solar potential and learn about your energy goals to a design a system that’s right for you. Here’s our 6 step process to sunny savings!

Solar allows you to gain energy independence by generating your own, clean energy. When you power your home with solar, you can shield your family from the impact of rising energy rates by supplying your own power. Beyond monthly electric bill savings, the average home solar system in NC will offset the carbon equivalent of planting 5,000 trees. Learn More 🠖

There are several powerful financial incentives available to North Carolina residential, commercial, and nonprofit solar projects in 2023. Homes can tap into the newly restored 30% Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit.

Depending on your energy needs, a battery system like the Tesla Powerwall or Generac PWRcell gives you energy security, assuring your home is powered in the event of a grid outage.

Ready to Start Saving?

Request a free virtual solar + energy storage evaluation today!

Free Solar Power 101 Guide

This comprehensive PDF guide covers everything you need to know about home solar power basics!
PDF Guide

Why Southern Energy Management?

Years as North Carolina's Preferred Solar Company
Solar Power Systems Installed Since 2001
In-House Design & Solar Install Team
Tesla Powerwalls Installed


Southern Energy Management is North Carolina’s most experienced solar company. Founded in 2001, we’ve installed more than 3,000 home solar power systems across North and South Carolina. All of our systems are designed, installed, and energized by our in-house team, allowing us to provide a seamless, delightful customer experience. We’re so confident in our team and process that we guarantee the energy production of our solar systems.


B Corp

We learned a long time ago that if we held ourselves to higher standards and took care of our people and the environment, we would rise above the rest. That’s why Southern Energy Management decided to become a certified B Corp in 2009. 

B Corp verifies that SEM meets rigorous standards in social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

What Others Are Saying

On a recent Zoom call, the Zweckl family opened up about the wonderful experience they had going solar with us. Thanks for Shining, Zweckl family! 

NC's Trusted Solar Installer

Solar Business Code of Conduct

As a proud member of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), we’ve signed a pledge to protect solar consumer rights by conducting our business with honesty and integrity. 

Installing Solar Across North Carolina

We’ve installed more than 2,500 solar power and battery storage systems for homes and businesses across North Carolina. 

Ready to Get Started?

Schedule a free assessment to learn more about solar power & battery storage for your home.

Request a Free Solar Assessment