Renewable Energy Programs2018-11-27T18:25:18+00:00
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Renewable Energy Programs

It’s not just Cherryland that can take action. You, the member, can directly support bringing more renewable energy to the cooperative. Check out the three programs we offer that get you supporting clean energy firsthand.

Community Solar

Think of community solar as a way to have the benefits of rooftop solar – without solar panels on your rooftop.

You purchase a panel subscription (or ten!) to the SpartanSolar community array and receive bill credits for your share of the solar array’s output. A panel subscription costs either $600 up-front or $10 per month for five years. In return for your subscription, you will receive $0.10 per kWh on your monthly bill for the panel’s output. The subscription lasts for 15 years with the option to cancel at anytime.

As an added bonus, participating members receive a $50 rebate per panel (up to 10 panels) if they pay for their panel subscription in full! This rebate is nonrefundable in the event you cancel your subscription.

No panels to install, no system to maintain, no hassle. Of the three programs, community solar is the most affordable.

Visit SpartanSolar’s website to learn more about community solar and to apply for a panel subscription.

Buy-All Sell-All

Buy-all sell-all is the straightforward, no-frills way of getting into solar. Install a system and sell us the electricity it produces. Plain and simple.

You install a system (maximum 100 kW in size) on your property. We buy any electricity the system generates at $0.065 per kWh. The agreement lasts for 20 years.

Installing solar panels may qualify for a rebate under our rebate program.

With this option, you are a true energy supplier to your utility. And if your dream is to generate enough energy to cover your annual usage, buy-all sell-all will give you the best chance.

Review our interconnection standards and submit a renewable generation application for our buy-all sell-all program. An engineer will be working closely with you to ensure your project is a success.

Net Metering

A member-solar generation classic! Offset your energy usage with your own electric generation.

After you complete the installation of a solar generation system, we’ll install a special two-way meter that records how much electricity you use and how much you are putting on the grid. Anything you use in your home is offset at the retail rate. If you use more than you produce, you will be billed for your usage. If you produce more than you use, a credit of $0.056 per kWh will be placed on your bill for the excess. The agreement lasts for 10 years.

Installing solar panels does qualify for a rebate under our rebate program.

Net metering allows you to not only generate clean energy, but also use it! You get to enjoy the fruits of your system’s labor.

Review our interconnection standards and submit a renewable generation application for our net-metering program.

Ready to Get Started?

Prior to installing your renewable generation project, make sure you’ve done the following:

After your project is complete and we hear from your electrical inspector, we will send one of our employees out to install your new meter and you can start generating your own renewable energy!