Mitchell EMC Cooperative Solar makes it easy for members to have all the benefits of solar energy without the hassles.
Mitchell EMC has invested in a utility-scale solar facility and will be offering blocks of Cooperative Solar energy to residential members. If you sign up, solar energy from the Cooperative Solar facility will be used to offset your residential energy usage without any of the hassles associated with having solar panels installed on your property.
PRICING AND ENERGY PRODUCTION
Blocks of solar electricity cost $20 each per month. Each block, is expected to produce between 100 and 200 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 purchase up to 2 blocks of solar electricity. Only residences served by Mitchell EMC electric grid can participate.
You will be billed $20 for each block
of solar electricity. The kilowatt-hours produced by your block in each calendar month will offset the same number of kilowatt-hours on your bill.
Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. Call us at 229-336-5221 to apply. We are not able to take online requests at this time. If blocks are sold out, a waiting list is available.
LENGTH OF COMMITMENT
You can discontinue your solar energy commitment at any time by notifying
us. If you leave the program, Mitchell EMC cannot guarantee there will be availability should you decide to rejoin. There will also be a 1 year wait period before you can sign up for solar once you leave the program.
Going Solar Just Became Easy
Thinking of going solar but don’t want the high cost and complications associated with rooftop solar panels? Or maybe there simply isn’t enough sunlight where you live. With Cooperative Solar, you now have an easy way to capture your share of the sun — and it’s only available from your local EMC.
Cooperative Solar Advantages:
- It’s affordable.
- There are no long-term contracts.
- It’s more cost-effective than owning or leasing a rooftop solar system.
- There’s nothing to finance.
- There are no shade limitations.
- You’ll have no holes in your roof.
- Concerns about roof age and condition are eliminated
- No need to be concerned about roof orientation to the sun.
- No maintenance issues.
- Neighborhood covenants do not affect access.
- Renters can participate.
Solar Energy Benefits, With None of the Hassles:
Cooperative Solar allows you to choose just the right amount of solar energy from our off-site solar energy facilities.
As a Cooperative Solar subscriber, you’ll receive clean, affordable, renewable solar energy directly from our portfolio of solar energy resources. And it’s all very easy!
The electricity delivered to your home through the power grid is calculated, and the solar energy generated from your share of the total solar portfolio capacity will be credited back to you. We take on the risk of ownership and maintenance, while you receive your share of the sun without the hassle!
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
Cooperative Solar allows Members like you to purchase solar power, regardless of the location of your home or whether you own or rent. The electricity you receive is generated at off-site solar facilities, and you can purchase energy shares from us at a nominal monthly rate.
The monthly output from each share varies due to the position of the sun, time of year and number of cloudy days. Therefore, you will receive different amounts of solar energy each month based on the available sunlight and performance of the solar facility.
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