Solar Power for Churches & Worship Centers

Lower your congregation’s monthly operating costs and take big strides toward your environmental stewardship goals. Request a free custom solar assessment to get started!

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Solar Panels for Churches, Temples, Synagogues, and Mosques

By permanently reducing your utility bills through solar savings, you can direct more of your congregation’s funds toward your church’s mission. Going solar is also a great way for congregations to reduce their environmental impact while setting a lasting example of caring for your community.

Why Solar for Places of Worship?

Save Money

Producing your own solar energy saves money each month on your electricity bill.

Avoid Rising Energy Bills

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

Solar Incentives

Churches can save 30% on the cost of a solar system with the new Federal Direct Pay solar reimbursement for nonprofits.

Flexible Financing Options

We have customizable financing options ranging from cash purchases to long-term solar leasing that can make solar fit into any budget.

Environmental Stewardship

Generating renewable solar energy reduces pollution, supports your community, and helps demonstrate your commitment to caring for creation.

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Working With North Carolina’s Local Solar Installer

All of our commercial solar panel systems are designed, constructed, and installed by our in-house team, allowing us to provide a seamless project and customer experience.

  • Locally owned, North Carolina based solar installer & contractor
  • Turn-key solar energy solutions
  • Custom site evaluation & solar design by our experienced, in-house team
  • Processing of all necessary permits
  • In-house, local commercial solar system installers
  • Team to help navigate available incentives
  • Solar production guarantee
  • Free system monitoring app
  • Established in NC: we’ll be there long after your solar system is complete for tech support & to celebrate your solar milestones
  • We can work with Duke Energy or other NC Utility
  • Referral bonus program
  • Supporting our community with local partnerships

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3 Simple Steps to Solar

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 congregation's energy goals.


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

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! If your campus has Duke Progress or Duke Carolinas as their provider you can qualify for their non-profit solar rebate program. 

We also offer several financing options ranging from cash purchases to long-term leasing. Our solar designers will walk you through all the choices to find a custom fit for your situation.

Currently, there is a one time solar rebate available to homes, businesses, and nonprofits serviced by Duke Energy in North Carolina. The Duke Energy solar rebate began in 2017 and will continue through 2022. The solar rebate is worth up to $75,000 for non-profits! 

When combined with the new 30% Direct Pay Reimbursement, nonprofits have a unique opportunity to tap into up to 60% savings on the cost of their solar system. 

Learn more about the Rebate here & download the Rebate Guide!

There are many options for where solar can be installed on your temple, mosque, church, or other worship facility. Rooftop solar installations are most common, however we can also design a custom system if roof space is not available. Other common installation options include a ground mounted system or parking lot canopies.

The best way to determine what will work for your facility is for one of our team members to complete a site and energy evaluation. This will give us a better picture of how much solar you will need and what installation options will support your congregation’s energy goals.

Recent Solar Installations

Aerial view of rooftop solar system at Church of the Natvity

Church of the

  • Raleigh, NC
  • 32.4kW Solar System
Aerial view of rooftop solar on St. Paul's Christian Church

St. Paul's Christian Church

  • Raleigh, NC
  • 19.5kW Solar System
Aerial view of rooftop solar system at Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

  • Durham, NC
  • 47.6kW Solar System

Leading the Change in NC Since 2001

Born and bred in Raleigh, NC, Southern Energy Management is North Carolina’s oldest local solar company. With over 20 years of experience installing 2,800+ solar systems, our team of 130+ solar and building performance professionals have the experience and expertise to find the best solar solution for any scenario. 

Using 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.

Request a free solar assessment to get started!