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Here Comes the Sun

Your 2-minute monthly guide to solar news, stories, and local events.
March 2019
Solar & Batteries
30 Reasons to Go Solar in 2019
As the 30% tax credit begins its sunset next year, 2019 really is the best year to go solar so you can capture the full incentive before it disappears. With panel supply chains shifting, there are many factors that set up 2019 as a banner year to begin your solar journey. We've highlighted some of the most important reasons here to help you make the most informed decision you can! 
FInd Your Reason
Solar in the News
What's wrong with the 20%?
80% of solar installers interviewed wanted to make the Federal Solar Tax Credit permanent. Our question is what's up with the 20% who disagreed?!?! We know the tax credit is good for the U.S., good for the planet, and good for consumers, and we will continue to push for its permanent extension! 
Extend the Tax Credit
With $20 million in local economic investment and 500 jobs during construction, solar pays again!
The future is now, as hydro and non-hydro electric generation may eclipse nuclear next year!
Get Involved
SudStainability Series
Fullsteam Brewery 

Did you miss our SUDStainability: Solar & Suds in February? No need to fret! Catch up on what you missed with our quick recap and join us at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham tomorrow where we'll dive into Green Building & Green Living.

You'll hear from our Green Building expert, Jamie Hager, on the role of energy efficiency and 
high performance building practices in creating a more sustainable future. We’ll also lead some discussion about ways we can all contribute to more sustainable living in our own homes and lives.
 

Mark your calendars for our last SUDStainability night which will include other NC B Corps! A huge thanks to Fullsteam for their commitment to sustainability and making important conversations like these come to life! 
 
Join Us Tomorrow!

Come see us at another upcoming event!
 
Farmhouse Social
Mar 23 | 7-10pm
Wendell Falls Community Clubhouse



Rise & Shine: Briar Chapel
Apr 10 | 10am
Southern Energy Management

Non-SEM, but Important Events!

Lug-a-Jug 2019
Mar 30 | 9am
Southern Community Park | Chapel Hill

 
Raising awareness on how many women and children traverse long and difficult journeys for access to clean water, Lug-A-Jug simulates this with a water carry event. All proceeds support United Solar Initiative's efforts to alleviate water poverty in developing communities throughout the world.
 
Women In Clean Energy
Apr 4 | 6-8pm
Coquette | Raleigh

 
The goal of NCSEA's WICE project is to foster a network of support, camaraderie, and opportunity for self-identifying women in the North Carolina clean energy industry. 
Meet Your Solar Team


Mike Neptune
Solar Team Role:

Lead Solar Educator, Top Star Wars Aficionado 

What's your hometown?
Durham, NC

Where do your sports allegiances lie?

Duke, Durham Bulls, Cubs, Panthers, Canes 

Unique Hobby?
I build props for some of the nation's top HS marching bands and professional ensembles.

Fun fact we may not know about you?
I spent 15 years as a high school band director.

We want to hear from you! We’d love to hear your feedback on our newsletter and your ideas for solar questions we can answer on our blog. And as always, please feel free to reach out with any questions - we're here to help! Reply to this email or send a message to happiness@southern-energy.com.
Our business is driven primarily by word-of-mouth referrals. We promise to take great care of any friends or family you send our way! If your referral goes solar, we’ll celebrate by giving you each $250. So get out there and share the joy of your solar system!
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