Have you ever thought, “Man, I really should fire my electricity company,” while dining at La Farm Bakery? Perhaps you’ve thought about it while sipping a beer at Bond Brothers or Fortnight Brewing Company, but you decided against exploring it further after hearing that “it just isn’t worth it.” Let’s clear up the confusion once and for all, then!
North Carolina: “According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA),”
- Third-best in the country for solar energy.
- Has a solar energy production capacity of more than 782,000 dwellings.
- Receives more than 200 days of sunshine each year.
- Over the past five years, the cost of going solar has decreased by 45%.
BUT STOP! EVEN MORE! We’re discussing rewards. Money back is the topic here. We’re talking about simultaneously producing and saving money. What the heck is that? We appreciate you asking!
Sun Badger Solar
Xavier Veille, the CEO of Sunshine Saves Inc., formerly had a solar installation business for almost ten years before selling it. Since he has held every position in the sector, he adds a singular experience to the sales process. Sunshine Saves Inc. is committed to making sure that our clients receive solar energy savings from the sun!
In order to determine the exact monthly and annual production from the solar system, we carefully examine your house or place of business. We base the system size on the past 12 to 24 months of usage data.
When examining a roof, we consider crucial elements like the azimuth and pitch of the roof surface that may impact output. The tree coverage around the planned design should also be taken into account, as this will enable you to include tree pruning or removal in your price.
- Most efficient panels on the market
- National coverage
- Cradle to Cradle sustainability certification
- Great warranty coverage
- Customer service varies by local dealer
- Many financing options
- Family-owned and -operated
- Makes charitable contributions
- Limited service area
- Relatively short workmanship warranty
- Comprehensive service offerings
- Offers products from leading manufacturers
- NABCEP-certified technicians
- Relatively young company
- Slightly limited service area
At Emerald Energy, we always work to provide the finest service, with an emphasis on assisting our clients in achieving energy security and independence so they can have more options in the future. We constantly take the long-term viability of the items we offer, the impact on the environment, and solar sustainability into account. Emerald Energy is one of the few fully certified general contractors in North Carolina that offers in-house solar system design and installation. It was founded in 2009 and is locally owned and run.
Our major focus is on educating our clients about their renewable energy system and ensuring their complete happiness. We discuss several financing alternatives with each customer to help them make sense of their solar purchase. We are able to offer the best solutions for our customers thanks to our more than 50 years of experience with regional North Carolina building and home energy efficiency goods. Thirty years of solar and battery storage installation experience are available from Emerald Energy. Every project at Emerald Energy is planned with both current and future energy savings in mind.
- Affordable solar solutions
- Long company history
- Great warranty coverage
- Installs many top-tier brands
- Full-service company
- No leases or PPAs accepted
- Large company size sometimes leads to below-average customer service
- Great customer service
- Certified SunPower dealer
- Relatively affordable
- Many years of experience
- Only one equipment brand offered
- Relatively small service area
Solar Access Law in North Carolina
Many consumers worry that their COAs or HOAs may limit their ability to install solar power. The good news is that none of these organizations can prevent you from going solar, according to North Carolina Senate Bill 670. At all. Period.
However, HOAs or COAs may have rules or bylaws that limit where your solar array may be placed on your land. HOAs frequently want to have the position of the array hidden from the street or one or more community common areas.
But any request, bylaw, or regulation is completely illegal if it will reduce the effectiveness of your solar array (their preferred position is shadowed or north-facing), and you have the right to erect the array where it would be most efficient.