Considering Rooftop Solar? Call Before You Install
As your trusted energy advisor, Coastal Electric Cooperative can help you make smart energy investments, including right-sizing a rooftop solar installation to best meet your needs, goals and financial objectives. We can help you understand your current electricity use, the many important factors to consider with a rooftop solar installation and what you can expect to gain from your investment.
Review the resources on this page and call us at (800) 421-2343 to speak with one of our experienced energy advisors.
Rooftop Solar Resource Center
Is Rooftop Solar Right for You?
Ask yourself these questions to determine if a rooftop solar installation makes sense for your electricity needs and financial goals.
Be Aware: Get the Facts, Without the Fiction
Unfortunately, there has been a significant increase in reports of consumers being misinformed by some solar installers. Be cautious of these statements as you consider a rooftop solar installation.
Solar Options: Cooperative vs. Rooftop Solar
As a Coastal Electric Cooperative member, you have several options for solar energy, including our Cooperative Solar program and/or a rooftop solar installation. Learn the key differences.
Advantages of Cooperative Solar
How to Participate in the Solar Project
Sign Up & Availability
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.
Remember, no contracts, no commitments. You can opt-out at any time.
Pricing & Energy Production
Blocks of solar electricity are $25 each per month. Each block is equivalent to 2 kilowatts of solar panel capacity and is expected to produce about 400 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.
How it Reflects on Your Bill
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 2 kW 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.
No Contracts, No Commitments
You can discontinue your solar energy commitment at any time by notifying us. If you leave the program, Coastal Electric 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.