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Cooperative Solar
Mitchell EMC is pleased to present our cooperative solar project. Our site consists of a 20-megawatt solar electricity generation site in Hazlehurst, Georgia. This 135-acre facility consists of 87,000 solar panels and is expected to produce approximately 43 million kilowatt-hours of solar electricity per year.

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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.

AVAILABILITY

You will be able to purchase up to 2 blocks of solar electricity. Only residences served by Mitchell EMC electric grid can participate.

BILLING

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

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.


Cooperative Solar - How It Works & FAQ About Cooperative Solar


COOPERATIVE SOLAR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Mitchell EMC Cooperative Solar offers residential accounts solar energy from a large solar facility that generates solar energy more economically than rooftop or yard installations. The solar energy is delivered from the large solar facility to the member's home by the same distribution lines already in place. And it enables the member to avoid many problems that accompany rooftop installations and yard installations.
The initial source of solar energy for Cooperative Solar is a 135 acre, 20 megawatt (ac) solar energy project near Hazlehurst, Georgia. The Hazlehurst project is providing solar energy to Mitchell EMC and 27 other EMCs that are co-owners of Green Power EMC. If member interest in Cooperative Solar is sufficient, another solar generating facility may be constructed to provide additional capacity.
Yes. You must be a member with an active residential account to participate in Mitchell EMC Cooperative Solar.
You can sign-up now. Your billing and energy credits start with your next billing.
The price is $20.00 per month for each energy block you purchase plus applicable sales tax.
Each residential member may purchase up to two blocks of solar energy on a first-come, first-served basis. If blocks are sold out, we will place your name on a waiting list.
Each block is expected to generate between 100 and 200 kilowatt hours of energy per month based upon variables such as the sun’s position, season of the year, number of cloudy or rainy days in the month and other factors.
We will credit your monthly utility bill to reflect the amount of electricity produced from the previous month by your portion of the Cooperative Solar facility.
No. You are purchasing the electricity generated by the solar panels, but you will not own any property or equipment.
There is no long-term contract. You may quit at any time by notifying Mitchell EMC before your account bills for the current month. In the event your account has billed you will not be billed the next month. Keep in mind, when you leave the program you will not be able to sign up for a one year period. You may have to be placed on a waiting list to get back on solar if there are no blocks available.
Since there is no equipment required on the property, renters may participate the same as homeowners.
No problem. You can keep your solar energy blocks if you move to another location served by Mitchell EMC. If you move outside of the cooperative’s service territory or otherwise discontinue participating in Cooperative Solar, the co-op will make the block of energy available for another interested member.
Mitchell EMC maintains the solar units and there is never a charge to you for maintenance and up-keep to the solar system.
You may come in now and sign up for Mitchell EMC Cooperative Solar. You may apply at any of our three offices in Albany, Camilla or Sylvester, GA. We’ll be allocating portions of the solar generating facility on a “first-come, first-served” basis. For more information, contact our office by calling 800-479-6034.

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