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Emerald Energy LLC

Locally owned and operated, and established in 2009, Emerald Energy is one of the only fully Licensed General Contractors in North Carolina that provides in-house solar system design and installation. At Emerald Energy we cater to providing the most effective solar investment and financing options available for our customers. We always strive to consider environmental impact, solar sustainability, and the long-term viability of that system . Customer knowledge of their system and total satisfaction is our main focus and goal for each and every customer. We also strive to work with each customer on different financing options that allows their solar investment make sense. We also have over 50 years of expertise in home building and home energy performance products, which allows us to provide the best solutions for our customers. Emerald Energy has 25 years of solar and battery storage installation experience between their ownership group.
Planning with present and future energy savings in mind is how we approach every single project at Emerald Energy.
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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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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

  • The American Solar Energy Society
  • Better Business Bureau
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
  • Solar Energy Industries Association
  • Tesla Powerwall Certified

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Installer
  • Certified Solar Professional
  • Master Installer
  • PWRpartner
  • SolarEdge Preferred

What Customers Are Saying

102 reviews
Average Rating 102 review(s)
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Best Decision Ever!!!

Not just the decision to put in solar but to have EmeraldEnergy design and install my system. I have waited to write this review until my system has been running for one year. It has outperformed the design! Over the first year my system generated 16.8MWh (vs estimated 15.2MWh) and I have not paid more than a hook up fee of $16.00 per month to the power company. I did my basic research prior to reaching out for estimates and proposals. I ultimately had three very different experiences. I was most impressed by Justin with Emerald Energy with the fact that he had an engineering degree vs the others just selling a product. In fact, I ended up with a better system for a significantly lower cost. I have a ground array instead of a roof mounted system. I am fortunate to have the space for this set-up as it provided more bang for the buck. The array was able to be positioned to maximize the power generation I wanted, costing less than a roof mounted system, which is typically not the case. The design required less panels which off-set the cost of the ground mounted hardware. I credit this design proposal to the expertise of Justin from Emerald Energy! Of course, there is a bureaucratic challenge to solar with the power company, county inspections etc. but Emerald did respond an assist in resolving any issues I had. I have had no problems with the system and am completely satisfied!!!!

Posted by dwisn87 on Jun 02, 2022
Glad we did it.

Installation went as planned. Price quoted was what we paid. System has been working fine for >3 months with no problems. Energy produced is as expected. Enjoying watching the system send electricity back to the grid. Overall, excellent experience.

Posted by nocaos on Mar 12, 2022
Emerald Energy is the BEST

Thomas, John and their entire installation team are superstars. After a several quotes from multiple venders we chose Emerald Energy. The entire process to painless and was done in a totally professional manner. Thomas gave me a quote based on our electric bill but after discussion of how we use power he reduced the number of panels needed. According to our local power company that never happens. After the quote and site walk around, they took care of everything with the county, permits and the power company. Installation was flawless and clean. Not one piece of trash was found after they left. Post installation inspections went off without a hitch. If you are serious about solar energy than Emerald Energy is the company, you must use.

Posted by applesteve061 on Feb 13, 2022
I'm Solar Happy!!!

I worked with Emerald Energy to purchase and install a Solar System. John Leonard came to my house to inspect my house, roof, attic for suitability for a Solar System. He then designed a system based on my needs and my wants. He was very clear in his explanations and followed through on my questions until after the system was installed. The installers were all very competent, kept my property clean, and were efficient. It was completed December 2020. I have now had this system for a complete year. For most months of this past year, I only was billed by my electric company for the minimum charge. I am very happy with the results and savings from my system. I highly recommend John Leonard and his installations team. Very happy and satisfied client.

Posted by crfaust on Feb 08, 2022
Loving Sunny Days

After reading articles on residential solar power generation and the tax advantages. We wanted to learn more. Our south facing roof has almost full exposure to the sun. A solar installer representative met with us, answered our questions and gave us a quote. Looking for a second quote, we researched installers and decided to contact Emerald Energy. Justin Dunlap, gave us information on the design of a system and a very competitive quote with a 25 year warranty. They explained the advantages of the various brands of panels and equipment, and answered our questions. We accepted the quote. Our system was activated in November 2021. We are very satisfied.

Posted by jakerobertson308 on Feb 08, 2022
Very satisfied

I was very satisfied with the development, configuration, and quality of my solar panel system, after looking at several alternatives with other companies. The price was also quite competitive. And I prefer dealing with the owner of the business, rather than a corporate office. My questions were answered promptly and professionally. I would recommend Emerald Energy to anyone contemplating on "going solar".

Posted by lmccarle on Feb 08, 2022
    • Residential
    • Solar PV
    • 10 kW
    Home Installation - Panels
    • Residential
    • Solar PV
    • 4.96 kW
    PV system, 3611 Brideveil Ct



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