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Emerald Energy LLC

Emerald Energy has been the top contractor on Energy Sage in North Carolina for the past 10 years. The reviews speak for themselves. All 5 star and all "real" reviews. Take a minute to read a few and you will see why Emerald Energy has been the top contractor on Energy Sage and North Carolina since 2013. We are local and we are part of the community.
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Emerald Energy is a fully licensed, locally owned, North Carolina General Contractor/Solar Installer-Designer that provides full scale engineered design, consulting, and turn key installations of solar energy projects, both residential and commercial. We specialize in Solar PV as well as general contracting services and home improvement. In addition to solar projects, we also consult with our customers to determine the most beneficial energy saving solutions for their home or business.
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Reasons Why You Should Work With Us
  1. Highest Quality Installation in North Carolina

  2. Best Experience 15 years in business in North Carolina installing solar

  3. Emerald Energy can do any type of battery project. (Not afraid of the complicated jobs!)

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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Construction
  • Roofing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • General Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

Workmanship Warranty

Our warranty covers 25 years workmanship for your solar system.
25 Year Penetration Warranty. 10 Year Service on PV Components


North Carolina General Contractors License # 69879
BPI (Building Performance Institute) Accredited Contractor
NABCEP Certified Solar Heating


Commercial General Liability Coverage (Atlantic Casualty Insurance Company)
Workers Compensation & Employers Liability Insurance (American Zurich Insurance Company)


NABCEP Certified Solar Heating
BPI (Building Performance Institute) Accredited Contractor
Duke/Progress Energy Certified Contractor
Tesla PowerWall Certified Contractor
Generac Powercell Certified Installer
LG Chem Certified Installer

Industry Certifications

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Installer
  • Certified Solar Professional
  • Gold (Experienced)
  • Master Installer
  • PWRpartner
  • SolarEdge Preferred

What Customers Are Saying

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Excellent Customer Service

Recently my husband and I became aware our inverter for our Solar Panels needed replaced. Much to my surprise our original installer was no longer in business. I researched and reached out to several installers and ultimately chose to bring my business to Emerald Energy. I highly recommend this company for several reasons. Emerald Energy by far exceeded our expectations and replaced our inverter with a quick turnaround. I had my inverter installed and my system back fully functional within just a few days! They are reliable, honest and operate with integrity. John and Brandon went above and beyond to answer every question I had both prior to retaining their service, and during the install. They are both extremely knowledgeable. Everything from their customer service, professionalism, turn around time, and pricing is unmatched. They have also been in business 15+ years and now monitor our system 24/7. Which brings peace of mind in our busy life. I was not compensated for this review, I’m just a work-from-home Mom who appreciates small town values in a big city. If you’ve stumbled upon this review, look no further. Call Emerald Energy TODAY!

Posted by jstamm0218 on Feb 03, 2024
I Recommend Emerald Energy Raleigh NC

Thank you Emerald Energy. I chose this company by the reviews and wanted to be sure to write a review to assist others when looking for a Renewable Energy Specialist Company in NC. The company that installed my solar panels back in 2018 went bankrupt . Emerald Energy made it through the pandemic which says a lot. I needed a new company to monitor the panels - then I lost connectivity to Solar Edge monitoring platform. John Leonard diagnosed hardware failure with the inverter. New one is installed and household is back in business. Very easy to communicate with Mr Leonard. No drama (unike the last company). Straight forward dealings. So easy to work with. Thank you! I recommend this company to any one!

Posted by gatorblueyes on Feb 02, 2024
Emerald Energy is outstanding

I spoke to representatives from four solar panel installation companies and chose Emerald Energy because they were a local business and gave me a very clear picture of the equipment options, their pros and cons, and the costs involved. No sales hype. During installation and afterward, they always responded promptly to any questions I had and advised me on applying for the Duke Power subsidy lottery. Two years after installation I received an email saying that Emerald Energy had noticed an efficiency drop in my solar energy output. They then came out and adjusted the array. I was so impressed that they were monitoring my system and identified a problem I had not noticed. I wholeheartedly recommend Emerald Energy.

Posted by lindamccarley on Jun 22, 2023
Excellent Service

The people with Emerald Energy are pleasant and respectful. I had contacted a few other companies for quotes. Most of the other companies would not come to my house and access my needs for a solar system installation. Most wanted to handle it exclusively through emails and phone calls. Emerald did come for a face-to-face meeting! John was happy to come and give his experienced assessment of our situation. Thank You John, Chris, and the crew for a speedy install project. Now my system is producing electricity and for the month of October my bill was $23.06. The system produced 100% of my electrical needs. The 23.06 was from Duke grid connection fee, Streetlight fee, storm recovery fee, and taxes (all junk fees).

Posted by fowlers on Dec 05, 2022
Residential Solar Panels

I was pleased with the honesty of the Emerald Energy team to tell me which portions of my roof would give the best solar output if we were to install panels. As a result, we put panels on a little over half of the space on our roof, so our production isn't as high, but the return per panel and the financials were optimized. This worked for our budget. They did all the paperwork, installed electric vehicle recharging outlets in our garage, and also helped us get the rebate from Duke Energy. All around a great experience and we are happy to get to reduce the amount of electricity we draw from the grid while also reducing our electric bill.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2022
EmeraldEnergy solar panels

We had a great experience with John Leonard and his team. They were efficient and answered all of our questions, which were many.

Posted by kurt.morehouse on Nov 27, 2022
    • Residential
    • Solar PV
    • 10 kW
    Home Installation - Panels
    • Residential
    • Solar PV
    • 4.96 kW
    PV system, 3611 Brideveil Ct



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