ExperienceOne Homes has partnered with Southern Energy Management to offer solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to lower our customers’ electricity bills.

How Solar Works

Solar panels are mounted to the rear or sides of the roof and convert sunlight into electricity, which offsets the power you’d otherwise need to buy from the utility. Any excess energy above your need is fed into the grid and you receive a credit against your monthly bill. The panels are aesthetically pleasing in all black, lie nearly flush with the roof, and require only occasional rainfall (abundant in North Carolina) to rinse off any debris or residue. They have an expected lifetime of 30 years.

Why Use Solar Energy?

Since the cost of solar technology has fallen drastically in recent years, it is now an affordable option within reach of the average homebuyer. Conveniently rolled into the mortgage, the solar energy costs are exceeded by the average monthly energy savings, which can reduce your bill anywhere from 25% to 75%, depending on system size. Should you move out of your home before the life of the system is up, the remaining value of your system will be appraised and increase the value of the home.

For more information on adding solar energy to your new ecoSelect-certified home from ExperienceOne Homes, call 919.249.7008.