How to use renewable solar energy for your home or business

10:42 AM, Oct 30, 2018
3:10 PM, Jul 22, 2019

Now, electric cooperative members can license solar panels at Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ not-for-profit 60 acre solar farm in Winchester, KY. And they’ll receive the benefits of solar for the next 25 years. We call it Cooperative Solar.

Members of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives now can tap into renewable solar energy for their home or business without the headaches of installing and maintaining solar panels themselves.

Many co-op members are interested in going solar but they face obstacles, such as:

• Covering their roof with solar panels.
• Maintaining the equipment themselves.
• Their home’s roof is shaded by trees or is not aligned for optimum sun exposure.
• They rent their dwelling.
• Deed restrictions prevent installation of panels.
Cooperative Solar is renewable energy that is easy and affordable. Your electric cooperatives install and maintain solar panels on our property; and, with a one-time payment, coop members get credit on their monthly power bill for the energy produced by their share of the panels over the next 25 years.
For a one-time payment of $460 per panel, participating members will receive a 25-year license to one of the panels. That means they will get credit on their monthly power bill for their proportional share of the energy generated by the solar farm, as well as the market value of their panel’s capacity. And they can monitor panel performance online.
Cooperative Solar participants are joining a community of co-op members who are committed to the environment and the future.
Many businesses have sustainability goals that can be met through Cooperative Solar, which offers participants the option of retiring or monetizing the solar energy renewable credits associated with their share of the farm.
This is an easy, cost-effective way to enjoy the benefits of renewable solar energy and also manage energy costs.
Cooperative Solar Farm One is one of the biggest solar installations in Kentucky. Your cooperatives are leading the way in bringing renewable energy to our members and embracing the technologies of the future.

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