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Capture Your Share of the Sun with Cooperative Solar


Imagine using solar energy at your home — without installing solar panels. With Jackson EMC's new Cooperative Solar program, members can benefit from receiving solar energy without the long-term commitment and risk of ownership or maintenance.

With Cooperative Solar, you don’t have to worry about your home being shaded, restrictive homeowner association covenants, or being a renter. The electricity you receive is generated at off-site solar facilities. You can purchase solar energy blocks from Jackson EMC at a monthly rate. 

When you purchase a solar energy block, you receive the electricity produced by approximately three solar panels. The monthly output from each solar energy block varies due to the sun's position, time of year, and the number of cloudy days. Therefore, you will receive different amounts of solar energy each month based on the available sunlight and the performance of the solar facility.

The kilowatt-hours produced by your solar energy block in each calendar month will offset the same number of kilowatt-hours on your bill. If your solar energy block produces more kilowatt-hours than you use during your billing period, you will receive a credit for the excess. Each solar energy block is expected to produce on average 200 to 225 kilowatt-hours of solar electricity monthly. For reference, the average Jackson EMC household uses 1,200 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month. 

Solar energy blocks are $23 each per month. Residences served by Jackson EMC are eligible to sign up for up to three blocks. There is no long-term commitment, and you may discontinue your solar energy commitment at any time. 

Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up, complete the Cooperative Solar enrollment form at jacksonemc.com/renewables

At Jackson EMC, we know solar and can help you evaluate your solar energy options. Review the resources and find full eligibility requirements on our website at jacksonemc.com/renewables or call us at 1-800-462-3691.