The next generation of power is here
Coastal Electric Cooperative has developed Coastal Georgia’s first community solar farm at our Midway headquarters facility. The Cooperative Solar farm gives Coastal Electric’s residential Members access to sustainable, maintenance-free solar energy without the hassles and costs associated with installing panels on their homes or businesses. With 120 kW of available capacity our initial production will be an average of 210,240 kWh annually.
Coastal Electric’s Cooperative Solar Program allows you to choose the number of solar power blocks that work best for your household or business and pay a fixed rate. The amount of energy produced by your solar blocks will appear on your monthly bill just as if you had rooftop solar panels.
Cooperative Solar Advantages
- Coastal Electric Cooperative operates and maintains the facility
- Economies of scale bring costs down
- No holes in your roof
- No solar siting issues (roof direction, shading, etc.
- Renters can participate
- Homeowners under restrictive covenants can participate
How to participate in the solar project:
Pricing and Energy Production
Blocks of solar electricity are $25 each per month. Each block is equivalent to approximately 6 solar panels and expected to produce between 166 and 203 kilowatt-hours of solar energy monthly.
Energy output will vary due to the sun’s angle, the time of year, the number of cloudy days in the month and other factors.
You will be able to sign up for two blocks of solar electricity. Requests for more blocks will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Only residences served by our electric grid can participate.
We quickly sold out of our initial offering but now more capacity is available from our 20 megawatt facility in Hazlehurst, GA. Apply here now. Remember, no contracts, no commitments. You can opt out at any time.
The top line on your electric bill will reflect the total amount of electricity (in kilowatt-hours) used at your home. A second line on your bill will show ‘Cooperative Solar Credit’. That will be the amount of electricity produced by your solar panels for which you will have paid $25. Your solar credit is subtracted from the metered energy used at your home before your bill is calculated. If your solar block produces more kilowatt-hours than you use during your billing period, you will receive a credit for the excess. You can discontinue your solar energy commitment at any time by notifying us. If you leave the program, Coastal Electric Renewables cannot guarantee there will be availability if you decide to rejoin. We will maintain a wait list for Members wishing to receive solar energy from our facility.
If you’re a solar contractor or homeowner seeking to install solar panels at your home. You’ll need our Interconnect Agreement. Download and read this document first then if you have questions call (912) 884-3311 and ask for Jason Smith.