Many North Carolinians, myself included, only think about electricity when we flip the switch and the lights don’t come on.

Reducing electricity usage and conserving can be a distant thought at best. But really, anyone who gets a kick out of finding a “deal” or clipping coupons should be interested in energy efficiency, which can save residents and businesses significant amounts of money. The thrill of that savings can be muted, though, since that savings only materializes with time, after the measures have been implemented. And, for a household or business without much cash on hand, or an inability or unwillingness to take on additional debt, unlocking those savings can be challenging. Continue reading