Don’t think solar is cost effective for your business? Here are three good reasons why you should reconsider:
Over the last 13 years Southern Energy Management has accomplished many things that I have been proud of. In my opinion some of our largest accomplishments include leading the change in the residential energy efficiency and solar markets in the Southeast as well as helping to lead the B Corp charge for businesses to do good in the world. While these are important and notable company milestones SEM’s newest holiday tradition has left a lasting impression on my heart. Read the rest of this entry »
Installation of solar systems in America and NC are growing. The investment in NC has internal rates of return in the 10-15% range and allows business owners to reduce their tax and energy bills. We field calls every day from business owners interested in solar as an investment.
By now, many of you have probably checked out the updates to the National Green Building Program Standard and are starting to navigate the changes. If you are considering certifying your projects and have not explored the new Scoring Tool and Marketing Resources, now is a great time to get involved.
DURHAM, N.C. – C and C Automotive, a Durham auto repair shop, has installed a 13.77 Kilowatt solar photovoltaic system that is expected to offset their power by 67 percent. Located at 129 Wolfpack Lane and installed by Southern Energy Management, the system is expected to generate 17,031 Kilowatts of power per year. Read the rest of this entry »
The world of energy production and distribution is changing rapidly. The price of solar has dropped over 60% in the last three years,making it competitive with fossil fuel generated power in many states. Thanks to smart policy-makers, here in NC solar investments have double digit rates of return and the levelized cost of energy is well below the costs of electricity from our investor-owned utilities.
The Chief’s Energy Challenge is a program that was designed to encourage the reduction of energy use at fire departments across the country. The departments in Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, North Carolina have issued this challenge Read the rest of this entry »
Change often brings with it questions, challenges and, luckily, opportunities. The 2012 NC Energy Conservation Code is certainly no different, especially when it comes to multifamily housing.
The 2012 North Carolina Energy Conservation (NCECC) Code is based upon the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with some NC-specific amendments. At Southern Energy Management, we have been actively monitoring the new code development and we’re in the forefront of working with builders and developers to Read the rest of this entry »