C and C Automotive Expected to Offset 67 Percent of Power with Solar

Electric bill of venerated Durham auto repair show will be reduced by more than half.

DURHAM, N.C. - C and C Automotive, a Durham auto repair shop, has installed a 13.77 Kilowatt solar photovoltaic system that is expected to offset their power by 67 percent. Located at 129 Wolfpack Lane and installed by Southern Energy Management, the system is expected to generate 17,031 Kilowatts of power per year.

"I made the commitment to solar mainly because it makes financial sense. At the same time, I want to retire one day and this system increases the value of my property for either a lease or sell situation," said Charlie Thompson, owner of C and C Automotive.

C and C Automotive is a full-service preventative maintenance and auto repair center specializing in undercar, heating and cooling, electronic and transmission services since 1955. Charlie, or Crazy Charlie as he is known to his friends, went on to say that his solar installation gives him a chance to, "show my Boy Scout troop what businesses can do to make this world a better place."

The system was designed and installed by Southern Energy Management in Morrisville and consists of a total of 54 modules each generating 255 Watts.

Southern Energy Management is a North Carolina-based sustainable energy company offering energy efficiency, green building and turn-key solar services for homeowners, builders, and business owners across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. A certified B Corp, SEM's two-part mission is to improve the way people make and use energy and to build a prosperous company that supports people and the planet. Founded in 2001, SEM is now consistently recognized as an industry leader both locally and nationally. It is among a small handful of companies in the U.S. to earn the national 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for being named Partner of the Year seven consecutive times. For more information, visit www.southern-energy.com.

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