Lead the Change

Solar Referral Program

We promise to take care of any referrals you send our way — plus we’ve got $250 with your name on it! Refer a friend below and learn about our perks. 

Residents from Elderberry Cohousing standing in front of community ground mount solar system

New! Summer Staycation Giveaway

Help your friends & family go solar and earn the chance to win a membership to one of North Carolina’s beloved attractions — on top of our regular $250 bonus!

Fill Out the Form to Refer a Friend

How It Works

Submit a form online

Step 1

Refer a friend! Submit the form above, or remind your friend to mention your name to their solar designer at their solar assessment.

Step 2

We send your friend an email introducing them to some great solar resources and letting them know they were referred by you.

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Step 3

Your friend confirms they’re interested in solar and schedules a virtual site assessment.

Step 4

Your friend receives a custom solar proposal. If they decide to go solar with us, we’ll celebrate by giving them $250 off their system and giving you $250 for being awesome (or $500 off your next Powerwall). 

Summer Staycation Giveaway

You want to help your friends go solar and we want to help you make memories this summer! Between now and the Summer Solstice (June 21st) if you refer someone to us, you’ll be entered into our Summer Staycation Giveaway — choose your own adventure style!

We’ll hook you up with admissions to one of North Carolina’s incredible attractions like the Greensboro Science Center, North Carolina Museum of Art, Durham’s Museum of Life & Sciences, or the Duke Lemur Center! To help keep the fun shining we’ll also load you up with some fresh mugs from East Fork Pottery, some goodies from Murphy’s Naturals and All Good to keep you sunburn and bug bite free. Plus, you and your freshly solar-powered friend will get a $250 bonus! 

The lucky winner will get the chance to select one experience from the list below:

  • Duke Lemur Center General Tour Tickets for 4-6 People
  • Frog Hollow Canoe & Kayak Tours Gift Card
  • Greensboro Science Center Membership
  • NC Botanical Garden Household Membership
  • Sarah P Duke Gardens Family Membership
  • NC Museum of Art Family Membership
  • Museum of Life & Science Explorer 2 Membership
  • North Carolina Zoo Family Membership

Celebrating our SHINE Tribe!

We had a blast celebrating Durham’s newest solar-powered home with a cold treat while educating neighbors on the sweet savings of solar energy. Let us know if you’re interested in celebrating your install with a neighborhood ice cream party (on us)!

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no limit! You can refer as many friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, long lost relatives, and casual acquaintances as you want.

Short answer: No. Anyone who is passionate about solar energy and wants to support our mission can refer a friend. Non-customer solar advocates can also qualify for the $250 reward if their friend goes solar with us. Just make sure your referral passes your name and contact info to us so we can get you that sweet referral bonus!

  • Referrals must not already be a customer of Southern Energy Management to be eligible.
  • Rewards for referrals will be paid upon customer payment of the final invoice, after completion of the installation.
  • There are no limits to the rewards you can earn, but expansion projects are only eligible if we were NOT the original installer.
  • You do not need to be a customer of ours to be a Shine Tribe Solar Advocate, just make sure your referral sends us your contact information.

Really, anyone who is interested in solar energy – Our solar educators love chatting about the sun and geeking out over solar power!! However, keep in mind, homes that are covered in trees without a southern-facing roof are typically not good solar contenders.

We will send whoever you refer to us an email letting them know that you’ve referred them. The email will include details on referral perks, the option to schedule a solar assessment, and will have lots of helpful solar resources! If we don’t hear from them, we’ll send a follow up email just to make sure our first email made it. We promise never to spam your friends or share their contact info with anyone else. You can preview the email we send here.

Why Referrals Matter

Since 2001, we’ve been on a mission to improve the way people make and use energy — one solar system and energy-efficient home at a time. With your referrals, we are able to spend more resources on taking care of our awesome customers, steadfast partners, loyal advocates, and local community instead of marketing and sales campaigns. This allows us to build a stronger Shine Tribe of families and individuals that share our vision! 

Learn about our community partners!

We ❤ Our SHINE Tribe Customers!

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! 

Meet Our Referral Champs: The Ruppaner Family

Congratulations to the Ruppaner Family for winning our latest referral giveaway! When asked why they decided to go solar, they said, “The sun beats down on our roof all day, and with solar, we can utilize that energy to power our home. It was a no-brainer, really. As for the big picture, when our kids ask us ‘what did you do about climate change?’ we’ll have an answer.”

A family portrait of two parents with their children outside the front door of a home

Meet Our Fall Referral Champ

Congratulations to Drew, our Fall Referral raffle winner! Drew and his family decided to go solar  to become more energy independent after getting their roof replaced.

Drew standing out side in front of his home with a rooftop solar system and holding the raffle prize

Our Summer Solstice Referral Raffle Winner

Congratulations to our Summer Solstice raffle winners, John and Lucy! Here’s what John had to say about his experience with going solar:

The best part of going solar is obviously working with your company as it made the transition effortless. The best thing to tell someone on the fence is to use your service to estimate whether it would work in the first place and secondly what it might cost as your service was excellent.”

John and Lucy standing out side in front of their rooftop solar system and holding the raffle prize

Looking for other opportunities to share your story, or to support our mission through referrals? 

Email us at shine@southern-energy.com and we’ll eagerly work with you!

Ready to Get Started?

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