Raleigh Home Solar Panel Installation Expert

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Leading the Change to Solar

Solar panel installations in Raleigh are turning the City of Oaks green! Solar is an increasingly popular and valuable energy saving option for homeowners and businesses in Raleigh — even with its tree centric nickname! Raleigh’s friendly solar policies and rising electricity prices, make now a great time to go solar.

Why is it a great time to go solar in Raleigh?

Save Money

Producing your own solar power saves you money on your electricity bill every month.

30% Federal Solar Tax Credit

Take the money you owe to Uncle Sam next year, and invest it into clean energy for your home.

Avoid Rising Energy Bills

As utility rates rise over time, your solar savings will protect you from higher electric bills.

Increase Home Value

Go solar and sell for a premium–add 8kW and get a $16,300 increase in home value.

A Brighter Future

Generating renewable solar energy reduces pollution, helps fight climate change, and lowers America’s dependence on fossil fuel imports.

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Working with Raleigh's Trusted Solar Company

All of our systems are designed, constructed, and installed by our in-house team, allowing us to provide a seamless project and customer experience. We also guarantee the energy production of our solar systems–so you know you’ll get full value of your solar investment.

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High-Performance Solar & Battery Systems

Cost and performance are top priorities above all other factors when deciding on equipment for your home solar system. Our designers will work with you to find the best solar products to meet your energy goals.

Southern Energy Management is also Raleigh’s Top Certified Tesla Powerwall Installer. Our team has installed over 950 batteries  across North Carolina! 

How much does solar panel installation cost in Raleigh?

The cost of a home solar system in Raleigh really depends on your home and family’s energy goals. Elements like shading, available roof space, your family’s energy use patterns, and your budget are big factors that impact what size system makes sense for your home. Our average solar system size in Raleigh is 8.7 kilowatts (or approximately 27 panels) priced at $25,000, or $17,500 after incentives.

Good news! The 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit for solar has been renewed with the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act

Our solar designers will work with you to maximize your electric bill savings while meeting your energy goals and can walk through the many home solar financing options available

Get started with a free virtual solar assessment to see if your home is right for solar. 

Going Solar in Wake County is Simple

Our process is designed to educate and empower you so you can make a smart solar decision.


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


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


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

Shining in Raleigh Since 2001

Born and bred in Raleigh, NC, Southern Energy Management is North Carolina’s oldest local solar company. With 20+ years of experience installing 3,000+ solar systems, our team of 150+ solar and building performance professionals have the experience and expertise to find the best solar solution for any scenario. 

Our Solar Team Loves Local Too!

Check out their favorite Raleigh restaurants

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DC Foreman

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Solar Designer

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Solar Service Tech

Business as a Force for Good

As a Certified B Corporation, we’re one of 4,000+ companies across the world using business as a force for good. We measure our success by our impact on our workers, our community, the environment, and our customers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Duke Energy recently launched a new PowerPair solar+ battery rebate. This solar incentive is available to Duke Energy customers in North Carolina who install a new solar system with battery storage at their home. When combined with the 30% Federal Tax Credit for solar, North Carolina homes can see up to 50% savings off the cost of a new solar + battery system.

Learn all about the PowerPair Rebate!

Technically you can support a Tesla Powerwall with a single solar panel, however, it would take a very long time for your battery to recharge. A 7.6 kW system, or about 23 panels, can recharge a Powerwall in 2 hours under perfect conditions. The “best” system size for a Powerwall is one that is tailored to fit your home’s energy demands and your battery backup goals. 

You can learn more about the sizing solar systems for battery backup by downloading our Tesla Powerwall Guide.     

If you live in Raleigh and use social media, chances are you’ve seen some form of advertisement saying “Free Solar Program for Wake County Residents” or “See if You Qualify for Free Solar Panels”. Unfortunately, there is no magical fairy that will grant you a free solar system in Raleigh, but there are Zero Down financing options that allow you to purchase a solar system with zero upfront cost. 

Here’s our guide to Zero Down financing in North Carolina.

The demand for solar in North Carolina is strong! Our local solar market is continuing to grow, with North Carolina still leading the list of Top Solar Power States at number four. 

Solar-friendly utility policies in North Carolina, such as net metering help make solar a beneficial investment for businesses and homeowners across Raleigh. Incentives like the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit make the climate for solar in North Carolina even better!

Depending on your utility provider and their policies for compensating you for the solar energy you produce, solar can be a practical way for North Carolina residents to switch to clean energy, save money on their monthly electric bill, and avoid rising energy rates.

Request a free solar assessment to get started!