Solar Install

Misleading projected savings

Your contractor should be using the electric cooperative’s buyback rate for excess generation, not a default retail rate. Call your cooperative to get an accurate buyback rate. A reputable installer will size your solar system based on your individualized energy usage and give you realistic expectations for savings.

Installers who say not to contact your electric cooperative

Your co-op is your trusted energy partner and any attempts to shield you from interacting with the co-op is a warning sign. Refer to the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners at to locate certified installers and practitioners in your area.