NC SOlar Incentives

PowerPair North Carolina Solar Plus Battery Rebate

50% Solar+Battery Savings

Save Up To $9,000 with Duke Energy PowerPair Rebate!

2024 Rebate Program

Exciting News! Duke’s PowerPair rebate has just been approved. Homeowners who are Duke Energy customers that install a new solar plus battery system in North Carolina are eligible for a rebate of up to $3,600 for solar and $5,400 for batteries (a total of $9,000) when installed together

Additional Savings

Don’t forget, both solar and battery systems are eligible for the 30% Federal Tax Credit for solar, so with these incentives combined, homes could save more than 50% on their total system cost! 

New and existing solar + battery homeowners can also opt into Duke’s EnergyWise/Power Manager Battery Control program to receive additional savings on their electric bill.

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Limited Space

The 2024 PowerPair rebate program has limited space and is capped at 60,000 kW of installed solar across the state — that comes out to around 6,000 homes at the max capacity. Like past Duke solar rebate programs, based on this capacity we anticipate the PowerPair rebate to fill quickly. 

If you’re interested in any of these incentives, request a free quote to get started.

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North Carolina's Original Solar + Battery Installer

Born and led in Raleigh, NC, Southern Energy Management has been designing and installing solar in North Carolina since 2001. With 23 years of experience installing 3,000+ solar systems and 1,000+ batteries across North Carolina, our team of 180 solar and building performance professionals have the experience and expertise to find the best solar solution for your energy goals. 

What Our SHINE Tribe Is Saying

We believe good energy creates more good energy. This is how we approach our customers. Our goal is to bring our best energy to every project, exceed every customer’s expectations, and bring happiness and passion to the entire process of going solar.

Paul Vezzetti
May 17, 2023
Incredibly happy with Southern Energy Management. The entire process ran smoothly and efficiently from the initial contact to the system getting turned on. They are very clear about each step in the process and who is handling everything. The installation started well before they had projected and the whole project was done quickly. Awesome to watch the panels generate our power. Highly recommend SEM!
Prashant Gupta
May 15, 2023
From early questions to a fully functional system to tax credit readiness - the local team at Southern Energy has been exceptional at customer service. Special shout out to Randy. Overall an extremely knowledgeable, available and friendly crew that boosted my confidence in installing/running a system that will need some service and potential expansions for over the next 30 years. Want a job done quick and done right - I'd highly recommend Southern Energy Management.
Patrick Goodmon
April 14, 2023
Southern Energy Management has taken over the servicing of our Generac Solar System after Power Home Solar has gone under. Power Home was a complete joke and frankly Generac was looking a bit shabby. However, I feel much more comfortable now that Southern Energy is involved. They emailed us that they needed to come out and do a check of some things with the system and asked for pictures and access information. I sent pictures and an email and I was amazed to get an actual human response thanking me. They set up a time and to our amazement they were right on time. My wife met the two nice young men and they checked everything out and let my wife know we were all good. Interestingly at the time the guys came I was in the process of buying more batteries for our system from a third party that had used batteries for sale. To make a long story short, due to my poor research the batteries I bought were not the right ones for my system. I called Southern Energy to see if we could come up with a solution. Their Customer Service guy Sam was amazing! Not only did he give me many options on how they could help me make use of the batteries and assured me that I could hire their techs to do the upgrades, but he is putting me in touch with a customer that needs these specific batteries so I may be able to help myself get a buyer for the batteries, but he is helping that client get access to batteries that are no longer made! Outstanding service and care, helping my family deal with a possibly large financial setback. They have my solar business from now on!
Jim Bowes
March 12, 2023
Easy to understand the process, great team to work with, easy financing, and quick install process. The system is working great.
Jon Burch
March 11, 2023
Great team to work with and am so far completely satisfied with my system. Highly recommend you talk with SEM if you are in the market for Solar!
Ryan Parker
March 1, 2023
I can’t say enough good things about SEM! I appreciated each person with whom we interacted, and their overall approach. After initial inquiry, a Residential Energy Specialist (Randy) prepares a detailed proposal based on solar modeling and current home energy usage. There’s no pressure for unnecessary items (additional panels beyond what we needed for net metering, batteries we weren’t yet ready for.) The communication was clear all along the way, from our project manager (Sarah) coordinating everything and providing regular updates. The on-site technical assessment provided additional details, and the install crew was professional, and flexible in working around weather curveballs. Our project was finished ahead of schedule. We are 100% satisfied. (And with the 30% tax liability refund, we should probably say 130% satisfied!) Definitely would recommend. They provide exactly what they say they will, and do it well.
Scott R
February 6, 2023
Awesome company. Everyone from the panel installers to the electricians are in house (no contracting work out). Positive experience from beginning to end. Can’t recommend highly enough.
AMERICAN PATRIOT
January 12, 2023
I am given 5 starts because of the great workmanship. Now the office is a different story. I have called several times also email several times. I have some questions about my system that needs to be addressed.
Neal Carlton
October 25, 2022
The only solar company you should call in North Carolina. They are pro's with a long track record and excellent service. I can't say enough about the quality of work and the upfront calculations on energy use and needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duke Energy does not install solar panels for residential or commercial customers. You will need to work with a local solar company to have a system installed.

The cost of a solar panel system varies depending on the location of your home, how much roof space you have, your energy use, and more. Our average 7.6kW solar system costs roughly $26,000 before incentives. This is obviously a baseline and your solar designer will provide you with a concrete number tailored to your home and energy goals.

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Duke Energy offers a net metering credit program to homes that go solar in North Carolina. Under net metering, any excess electricity a home produces is sent back to the grid and credited on the account’s monthly electric bill.

The value of those credits vary depending on whether the home is opted into  Duke’s new Bridge Rate program or the Time-of-Use (TOU) rate schedule. Either way, accumulated credits are applied to future energy bills.

Learn more about how utilities compensate homes for solar here

What areas do you serve?

Southern Energy Management is North Carolina’s most established solar installer. We’ve helped 3000+ homes and businesses make the switch to solar since 2001. Our Raleigh-based team of in-house solar experts is proud to serve the areas of:

  • Apex
  • Cary
  • Chapel Hill
  • Charlotte
  • Clayton
  • Durham
  • Fayetteville
  • Fuquay-Varina
  • Garner
  • Greensboro
  • Holly Springs
  • Knightdale
  • Morrisville
  • Raleigh
  • Wendell Falls
  • Wilmington
  • Winston-Salem

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