Solar Economics 101 For Businesses

February 17th, 2014

christianDon’t think solar is cost effective for your business? Here are three good reasons why you should reconsider:

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Bob and Maria Kingery continue to Shine as Energy Leaders

February 4th, 2014

Founders of Southern Energy Management honored at the Charlotte Business Journal’s Energy Leadership Awards

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- January 31, 2014- This past week the Charlotte Business Journal honored the 16 recipients of its Energy Leadership Awards for 2014 at uptown Charlotte’s Mint Museum. Bob and Maria Kingery of Southern Energy Management were recognized as Energy Leaders based on their impact on job growth, influence on building the Carolinas into a national or international player in the energy industry and impact on energy policy on the local, state or national level. Read the rest of this entry »

Beyond the Bottom Line: 31 “Angels” Brighten Our Holidays

December 17th, 2013

Bob KingeryOver 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 »

Commercial Leaders Are Going Solar

December 11th, 2013

Bob KingeryInstallation 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.

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Staying in the Green

December 4th, 2013

Jamie HagerBy 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.

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C and C Automotive Expected to Offset 67 Percent of Power with Solar

November 13th, 2013

bioElectric bill of venerated Durham auto repair shop will be reduced by more than half.

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 »

BIG Change is Coming for Utility Business Models

November 8th, 2013

Maria 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.

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Energy Specialist by Day, Solar Owner by Night

October 22nd, 2013

Dave Anderson1I play sports, I watch football, I play poker, I drink beer….and I am a solar owner!

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New Program to Encourage Energy Efficiency for Fire Departments

May 22nd, 2013

Sam Burner
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 »

NC Energy Conservation Code and Multifamily Buildings

February 27th, 2013

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 »