You may be considering solar or wind for your home or business. If so, I encourage you to reach out to our energy experts at TCEC early in the process. We will help you understand and evaluate your options along with the particulars of remaining connected to TCEC’s system once you install your own generation.
Unfortunately, some solar companies make claims to potential customers that are too good to be true. Residential solar arrays can be a great investment. If you are considering installing solar at your home, we ask you to call TCEC first. A conversation with one of our energy experts can help you better understand your home’s energy use and how much you will benefit from solar. We can help you become a more informed consumer, which is essential when dealing with companies who want you to sign a long-term contract or financing agreement.
Before installing solar at your home, TCEC encourages members to reduce energy use by making your home more energy efficient. There are many energy efficiency measures that have a faster return on investment and lower initial investment than that of a solar array.
If you have made your home as energy efficient as possible and still want to install solar, be sure to contact TCEC in the planning stages. We offer a program for members installing distributed generation systems no less than 1 kW and no greater than 300 kW. The system first must be inspected and an interconnection agreement must be signed. More details are in the Distributed Generation section of the Tariffs found at www.tcec.coop.
Remember, TCEC offers a community solar option if you prefer it. We can also make a recommendation for ready-to-install solar kits for the home.
For the safety of our members and employees, it is crucial that TCEC be involved in the process from the very beginning. Whatever your energy needs are, TCEC supports and encourages you to research your options. We have expert staff available to assist you with your energy needs. Contact us at 580-652-2418 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you.