Community Solar

Soak Up The Sun With Community Solar

The sun is out and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our community solar program. If you are interested in a solar subscription, contact Jay Berry (Piedmont EMC Energy Specialist) at 919.644.3449. To subscribe to a solar panel, please fill out the following form: Community Solar Participant Agreement.

Please print, fill out and return contract.

MAIL – Attn: Community Solar, PO Box 1179, Hillsborough, NC 27278

E-MAIL – Scan contract and e-mail to jay.berry@pemc.coop

CONTACT – Jay Berry at 919.644.3449

About Piedmont EMC’s Community Solar Program

Piedmont Electric is excited to make solar energy available to every one of our members. Our community solar project represents a low cost, low risk way for many of our members to get involved with solar technology. In fact, it is one of the few ways renters can invest in solar panels.

The idea behind community solar is simple. Individual members can subscribe to as many as 15 solar panels directly from Piedmont Electric for an affordable monthly fee. We then credit the member’s power bill for any energy that the panel creates. It’s just like having a solar panel on your home, but without the major expenses, home renovation and maintenance associated with traditional residential solar.

Our solar fields have more than 1,800 panels, which can generate up to 3,000 kWhs of electricity each day. That’s enough energy to power 70 average American homes for a day.

How Does It Work? 

Instead of installing, maintaining and retaining ownership of their own solar energy system, members subscribe to the energy produced by our community solar site. Participants are then credited monthly for energy produced by their panels based on the cooperative’s published Solar Energy Credit at the time of billing. Subscriptions are available exclusively to Piedmont Electric members on a first-come, first-served basis and members may subscribe to a maximum of 15 solar panels.

How Does Community Solar Compare with an On-Site Residential Installation?

Community solar eliminates the expense of purchasing, installing and maintaining your own solar energy system while giving you the same benefit on your electric bill. The typical size of a residential system is at least 3 kW. Here’s a conservative comparison of the estimated installation costs associated with both home and community solar installations for a 3 kW system:

Solar Cost Comparison

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Click here to Download Community Solar Brochure

Current Community Solar Stats: 

Roxboro Solar Farm

Caswell Solar Farm

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