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Co-op Solar

Co-op Solar is a solar energy program offered to EnerStar members it’s wholesale power provider, Wabash Valley Power Alliance. Unlike individual rooftop solar systems, Co-op Solar is a “community solar” system: a larger system that allows many co-op members to get the benefit of solar energy.

HOW IT WORKS

Co-op Solar works by utilizing solar panels directly connected to the very same power grid that serves you today. That means you get the benefits of solar energy, without any onsite equipment or maintenance.

 

A NETWORK OF SOLAR ARRAYS

With solar arrays located throughout the Midwest, you can count on regular, dependable solar production. You benefit from our network of arrays, but never have to install a thing.

 

WHERE ARE THE SOLAR ARRAYS LOCATED?

In Indiana: Peru (.54 MW), Prestwick (.02 MW), Wanatah (.105 MW), LaOtto (.96 MW), and Wheatfield (3.45 MW)

 

In Missouri: Ste. Genevieve (.54 MW) and Perryville (.65 MW)

 

In Illinois: and a drumroll please…Paris (.54 MW)! The array is located just north of our office on the west side of Illinois Route 1.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT'S CLOUDY?

As with any solar array, cloudy weather means reduced solar production. But with Co-op Solar, you get the benefit of solar panels spread across three states. So when it is cloudy in Paris, that does not mean the sun is not shining on an array at another location.

 

IS THE CO-OP SOLAR PROGRAM A GOOD INVESTMENT?

When you participate in Co-op Solar, you purchase "blocks" of solar power. Each block you buy gives you access to solar energy. Participating in Co-op Solar is a great way to reduce the environmental impact of your electric usage. However, it is not intended to be an investment, and you should not subscribe for the purpose of earning profits.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

As a member of EnerStar, you are eligible to participate. Homeowners and renters alike qualify for this program, and as long as you stay within co-op territory you can even move homes without stopping service.

 

CO-OP SOLAR RATES

SUNLite

For the environmental steward, pay as you go, no commitment, starting at just 50 cents per block each month.

SUNShare

Lock in your solar rate through 2037. Contact EnerStar for pricing and details.

 

CONTACT US

To learn more about Co-op Solar, email EnerStar or 1-800-635-4145.

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