SOLAR DONE RIGHT.
Is solar right for you? Before you invest in a system, know the facts.
Our Solar Rate offers solar benefits without the system cost. Built on the site of a former peanut farm, the local 2-megawatt (MW) CoServ Solar Station offers 100 percent pure Texas sun. To sign up for our Rate options, select Program Signup when you log in to your online account.
The CoServ Certified Solar Installation Program helps connect CoServ Members interested in installing solar panels with companies that provide quality work at a fair price. The 2018 rebate program is closed, but check back in 2019. If you are a solar installer, click on the button below to request more information.
KNOW THE FAQs
How much electricity will a solar system produce?
A typical south-facing solar system in North Texas with full sun exposure will produce approximately 1,533 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year for every 1 kilowatt (kW) of system capacity. West- and east-facing systems will produce about 15 to 20 percent less, respectively. North-facing systems will produce over 40 percent less. Because of these differences in production, only systems that face southeast, south, southwest or west (system orientation between 130 degrees and 290 degrees) are eligible for a CoServ solar rebate.
Figures above are derived using the National Renewable Energy Laboratory PVWatts Calculator.
Can I go off the grid with solar panels?
No. The solar system requires grid power to operate properly. In addition, this ensures you have power when the sun is not shining.
Will I still get a CoServ electric bill after my solar system is installed?
Yes, Members will still receive a CoServ bill for a portion of their electricity usage because, in most cases, their solar system will not produce enough power to offset the home’s entire electric consumption. At a minimum, Members will be charged CoServ’s $10 monthly customer charge and the additional $10 monthly distributed generation (DG) fee. In addition, Members will be charged for any energy consumed that is not offset by power produced by the solar system.
Can I go solar without purchasing a new solar system?
Yes. CoServ owns and operates the CoServ Solar Station, a 2 megawatt (2 MW) solar farm near Krugerville, Texas, and residential Members can purchase blocks of electricity produced by this facility. Please click here for details.
How does CoServ’s Certified Solar Installation Program benefit me?
CoServ is aware that many of its Members are interested in installing solar panels. We want to help Members make informed decisions by providing a list of solar installers that CoServ believes will perform quality work in an ethical manner at a fair price.
What is 'distributed generation' and what is CoServ's policy regarding DG?
Distributed generation (DG) refers to a variety of technologies that generate electricity at or near where it will be used, such as solar panels and combined heat and power. Learn more in our Distributed Generation Procedures & Guidelines Manual for Members.
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