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 or fill out the following form: Community Solar Participant Agreement. You can either mail the contract to Jay Berry at PO BOX 1179, Hillsborough, NC 27278 or e-mail the contract to jay.berry@pemc.coop.

About Piedmont Electric’s Community Solar Program

At Piedmont Electric, we believe solar power can be responsibly incorporated as an energy source. We currently have two solar fields, one at our Roxboro office and the other at our Caswell office. Altogether our solar fields have more than 1,800 panels, which have the potential to generate up to 3,000 kWhs of electricity each day—that’s enough energy to power 70 average-sized homes for a day! This solar project represents a lower cost (and lower risk) way for members to get involved with solar technology.

Community Solar FAQ

To provide an affordable option for members to participate in renewable solar energy on a voluntary basis. It’s also one of the only ways for renters to participate in solar.

Piedmont Electric members can subscribe to the rights of the energy output from solar panels for $2.50 per panel/month. A member can subscribe to a maximum of 15 panels. You must fill out the Community Solar Participant Agreement.

The credit is based on the community solar’s monthly kWh generation from the number of subscribed panels times the Solar Energy Credit Rate in effect (credit per SQF Rate Schedule). Click here for the current rate schedule.

The solar panels continue to work even when the sun is not shining brightly; however, the output is limited.

Piedmont Electric is responsible for all maintenance and repairs of the community solar project.

No, you are not purchasing solar panels. You are subscribing to the production output of a solar panel.

This agreement shall be effective on the first month following the date of a signed agreement and shall continue until either 1) the program is discontinued; 2) the member notifies Piedmont Electric that they wish to discontinue participation in the program; or 3) electric service is discontinued.

  • Low cost way to tap into the power of the sun.
  • No hassling with maintenance; we’ll take care of that!
  • Our site is well-suited for solar panels, so you can be sure you’re getting the most out of the sun’s potential.
  • Site suitability is often an issue with solar installations.
  • Perfect for renters who want to be involved with renewable energy.
  • No red tape with zoning restrictions or homeowners’ associations.
  • Solar energy production will be credited directly to your electric bill.

To sign up for the program today, fill out our Community Solar Participant Agreement and return to:
Attn: Community Solar Program
P.O. Box 1179
Hillsborough, NC 27278
or e-mail form to Jay Berry at jay.berry@pemc.coop

 

Current Community Solar Stats: 

Roxboro Solar Farm

Caswell Solar Farm