Is Rooftop Solar Right for You?
ABOUT SOLAR POWER
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, also known as solar panels, solar energy or solar power systems, convert sunlight into electricity. You can use this electricity to power your home, business or any other building. Carroll EMC is participating in 35.1MW of solar energy generating 77,384MWH of energy--enough to power nearly 5,300 homes for a year! This is part of our overall generation mix, so every member receives energy and benefits from solar facilities located across Georgia.
ABOUT DISTRIBUTED GENERATION
Distributed generation, also known as Net Metering, refers to electricity-generating equipment located at your home, owned and operated by you, the Member. This includes (but is not limited to) solar, wind, fuel cell and hydro generators. Carroll EMC will furnish, install, own and maintain a meter that will measure the cooperative’s supplied usage in addition to the Member’s generated usage to Carroll EMC.
Plugging your solar system into Carroll EMC’s grid ensures your electricity needs are always met. We suggest you contact Carroll EMC for assistance and to learn more about our Distributed Generation Interconnection Policy. For example, ask about the interconnection requirements or agreements needed to ensure a safe and reliable connection to the grid.
SOLAR PANEL REGULATIONS
The Georgia Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Act outlines expectations that utilities and private solar providers compete fairly for rooftop solar business. To read the full text of the bill, click here.
STEPS TO SIGN UP
- Submit a completed Distributed Generation Interconnection Policy application along with a $100 application fee 45 days prior to service connection.
- A representative from Carroll EMC will review the application and notify the Member of approval within 30 days.
- Submit verification that the generator and disconnection switch is installed, a copy of the local permit and any other applicable fees.
- Carroll EMC will install meter.
- Carroll EMC will connect Member’s generator in parallel to system.