NC Solar Now installs 130-panel rooftop solar array at Davidson Funeral Home
Lexington, N.C.: NC Solar Now of Raleigh, NC installed 130 solar panels on the roof of Davidson Funeral Home, a 150-year-old business located in Lexington, NC. The 39 kW solar installation is the largest in the Lexington area.
Davidson Funeral Home’s Corporate Treasurer Daniel Briggs said they wanted to make themselves more sustainable and offset energy costs with solar. The system will produce approximately 60,000 kilowatt hours a year. “We tried to be more environmentally friendly to lower costs in an effort to pass our savings to the consumer,” Briggs said.
State and federal tax credits along with an accelerated depreciation schedule make solar an appealing investment for businesses in North Carolina. The government incentives currently available for commercial solar installations pay for approximately 90 percent of the overall cost to install. Briggs said the incentives make solar a viable financial investment for the company. The solar system will pay for itself in less than five years and add considerable value to the property. Briggs said that there has been some local inquiry about the system since it was installed.
Davidson Funeral Home has been in business for 150 years and Briggs said they hope to be around for at least that much longer. He said the decision to install solar is in keeping with the times and the business’ effort to be more energy efficient. “We have gotten a very positive response so far,” Briggs added.
About NC Solar Now:
NC Solar Now is North Carolina’s leading solar power installer and is an independently owned energy conservation company located in Raleigh, NC. They install residential and commercial Solar Electric (PV), Solar Hot Water, and Solar Pool Heating Systems. NC Solar Now is committed to providing high quality, affordable solar energy and energy efficiency solutions to homes and businesses across North Carolina and they are dedicated to providing renewable, non-polluting energy options for consumers while educating them on how to save money in the process. NC Solar Now envisions energy independence for everyone, and is committed to delivering outstanding service to its customers.
About Davidson Funeral Home:
Davidson Funeral Home has a long and colorful history of providing funeral service in Lexington and Davidson County. It can trace its roots to John McCrary who came to Lexington in 1865 as a cabinet maker and sold coffins in his furniture store. In 1908 a young R. O. Kirkman, Sr. began working for Mr. McCrary and in 1910 Mr. Kirkman graduated from Cincinnati College of Embalming and returned to Lexington as the first licensed embalmer in town. The company built a second location in 1999 on Hickory Tree Road in Winston-Salem.