Cape Fear Solar Systems Is Recognized for Their Solar Installation At Live Oak Bank

Cape Fear Solar Systems has been selected as a finalist for the Cape Fear CREW Economic & Community Enhancement Awards on February 27, 2020 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The awards, which focus on the rapidly growing commercial real estate sector, recognize excellence and leadership in commercial real estate in the Cape Fear Region.

Being considered is the solar installation on the Live Oak Bank campus, widely recognized as the largest rooftop solar system in the city of Wilmington. Live Oak Bank has been a leader in the Wilmington business community since their inception and are setting a new standard for sustainable business operations in the area. Business leaders and developers have looked to their campus for inspiration in design, and now can continue to do so for environmental impact and smart energy usage.

“The solar system on the Live Oak Campus has been a decisive success for our organization. Not only are we benefiting from the lower electric bills and other savings, but the knowledge that we are generating clean energy every day is exciting and inspiring for our employees. Live Oak is proud to be a part of the Wilmington community, and we hope we have set an example for sustainable business operations with this project. Working with Cape Fear Solar was seamless. They handled the project from start to finish, delivered on their promises, and have been a responsive partner both during and after the installation,” Chad Parker, facilities manager at Live Oak Bank.

There are 613 solar panels on Live Oak Bank buildings 1 and 2 for a total system size of 242 kW. “It’s awesome that the Cape Fear CREW is recognizing the impact that solar has on our community.  The installation we completed for Live Oak Bank aligned perfectly with their sustainable business models,” stated Robert Parker, senior project manager and commercial project developer at Cape Fear Solar Systems.

From the Cape Fear CREW awards summary, “The Economic & Community Enhancement Awards showcase the critical impact that real estate development can have on the lives of residents and businesses in the Cape Fear Region. These projects can inspire and provide hope in a community, house important programs, deliver services or provide jobs.”

About Cape Fear CREW and CREW Network

The Cape Fear chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), with more than 60 members from a wide array of commercial real estate interests, has as its mission to advance the success of women in commercial real estate. CREW Network is the affiliated national association which represents over 11,000 women in commercial real estate in chapters across more than 70 major markets in the United States and Canada. For more information on the Cape Fear chapter, including membership and sponsorship information, visit the Cape Fear CREW website at and follow them on Facebook @CapeFearCrew.