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REAP Grant
Solar Incentive

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powerful solar savings


The USDA REAP program provides grant funding to farms and rural businesses for solar energy systems to help permanently reduce operating expenses. When combined with other incentives, eligible farms & businesses can save 70-90% on the cost of solar with a REAP Grant.

1-3 Year Breakeven

When you combine the REAP Grant with Federal Tax Credit for Solar, your investment will breakeven between 1-3 years.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for this incentive you must: Be in a rural area as defined by the USDA and be classified as a small business by the US Small Business Administration. Not sure if you qualify? Let us know you're interested for a free evaluation.

Why Solar Power?

Producing your own solar energy saves money each month on your electricity bill. As utility rates rise over time, your solar savings will protect you from higher electric bills.

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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


  • Founded in 2001, we are North Carolina’s most experienced and respected solar company
  • All of our systems are designed, installed, and energized by our in-house team
  • Seamless, delightful customer experience
  • We guarantee the energy production of our solar systems

Certified B Corp

Southern Energy Management is the first solar company in North Carolina to become a Certified B Corp

Like Fair Trade Certification for coffee, B Corp verifies that SEM meets rigorous standards in social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency through third-party verification.

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.
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.

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