Community Solar

By participating, do I own part of the solar array?

No. Participating in the program entitles the subscriber to a share of the energy output of the array equal to their level of participation in the program. There are no rebates or tax benefits for participation.

What if I move?

If you move to another meter location within Yellowstone Valley Electric Cooperative's (YVEC) service territory, your solar energy credits (or panel purchase) will move with you. If you are moving out of the YVEC service area, the panel output can be transferred to another member at no additional cost.

What does the cost cover?

Everything! We will provide all maintenance and insurance, and ensure that all applicable codes, standards, and regulatory requirements are met at the time of installation and throughout the life of the solar array.

What is the cost?

The cost to participate in the Community Solar project is $630 per panel.

Both phases are currently sold out.

How much credit will I receive on my bill?

Each month the energy produced by the solar array will be measured and equally divided by the total number of panels of the solar array. Each participating member’s account will be credited for the energy production associated with the number of panels in the member’s contract. Solar production will vary from month to month.

Why choose solar?

People who care about the energy they consume are increasingly turning to solar energy for their electrical power. It produces no carbon dioxide emissions; its price is stable and it is abundant.