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Zero Energy Blueprint Diagram

Zero Energy Blueprint

For Builders

Our Zero Energy Blueprint program is designed for builders to take their high-performance homes to the next level. We partner with you to make solar accessible and affordable for your homebuyers while providing you with dependable margins. Our wholesale prices and seamless integration into your build process create a clear, risk-free blueprint to push your homes towards zero energy use.

Wholesale Solar Prices


Builder Profit Margin


Risk-Free Differentiation

Custom Design

We analyze your home plans and design a tiered solar package to fit your needs.

Sales Support

We provide print collateral, web content, and regular solar training for your sales team.

Seamless Integration

We handle design, permitting, installation, warranties, and customer orientation without impacting your construction timeline.

You only purchase from us once your homebuyer decides to go solar.

New development high performance homes with solar

Builder Benefits

New construction high efficiency home with solar

Homebuyer Benefits

But solar is complicated right?

Wrong! We make solar easy. Here’s the answers to the most common questions we get about new construction solar.

No – The panels are approximately 4.2 lbs/sqft.  Any home being built under NC building code will have a sufficient dead load capacity to support the weight of the panels.

None – SEM provides turnkey installation of the solar and all electrical components.  You will not have to involve additional trades in the process.

No – Depending on your roof type, SEM will need to add penetrations to attach the array.  All penetrations made will be covered under SEM’s 10 year product warranty.

No – During construction we’ll make two visits to the home.  First will be during electrical rough in and the second will be to set the inverter and panels.  We can work around other trades and your construction schedule to ensure no delays for you

Both the federal tax credit and the Duke rebate will go to the end user.  If you’ll retain ownership of the model homes and/or community amenities for over 1 year there are opportunities for you to capture the credits.  You will be able to capture a reliable margin on all solar systems sold and differentiate yourself as a Zero Energy builder.

Our Builder and Developer Partners

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