Solar Power

Is Rooftop Solar Right For You?

As your trusted energy advisor, Carroll EMC can help you make smart energy investments, including right-sizing a rooftop solar installation to best meet your needs, goals and financial objectives. We can help you understand your current electricity use, the many important factors to consider with a rooftop solar installation and what you can expect to gain from your investment.

Review the resources on this page and call us at 770-832-3552 to speak with one of our experienced energy advisors. You can also answer a few short questions to generate an estimate of your solar generation potential, ongoing utility costs and estimated payback period for a rooftop solar system using the assessment tool below.

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! The energy generated by our solar facilities is used as a part of our overall generation mix that supplies electricity to all our members. The renewable energy credits (RECs) generated by these facilities are used to support renewable energy programs offered by Carroll EMC.

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.

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.


Is Rooftop Solar Right For You?

Ask yourself these questions to determine if a rooftop solar installation makes sense for your electricity needs and financial goals.

Rooftop Solar FAQs

Your most commonly asked rooftop solar questions, answered.

Questions To Ask Solar Installer

From expected electricity generation to financing arrangement, be sure to ask a solar installer these important questions.

Be Aware: Get The Facts, Without The Fiction

Unfortunately, there has been a significant increase in reports of consumers being misinformed by some solar installers. Be cautious of these statements as you consider a rooftop solar installation.

7 Steps To Rooftop Solar

Seven important steps to take prior to a rooftop solar installation.

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