This month brings the first day of spring on the 20th, which means the days are getting longer and one of our greatest renewable energy resources is higher in the sky. The sun makes folks think of solar energy—but is solar right for you?
That’s where your co-op can help. York Electric, as your trusted energy advisor, is always looking out for you. We want your bill to stay low, your energy investments to be smart and your service to stay reliable. Let’s talk about your options with solar energy, what your co-op is doing to help you navigate this energy resource and how we are using the sun in your energy mix.
Many of our members already have been approached by a solar company that encourages them to make a hefty investment in home solar installations.
While this option makes sense for some members, it isn’t the best fit for all. Perhaps your HOA doesn’t allow rooftop solar, or your house isn’t in a prime location for sun exposure to offset your energy use. That’s why YEC has a community solar option for members to invest in this renewable energy source without the overhead cost of installing their own panels. We have subscriptions available and are happy to get you connected and invested in this green, easy way to support renewable energy.
New solar advisory tool
Integrated on YEC’s website is a new, easy-to-use tool that helps you make an informed decision on solar for your home. If you are interested in going all-in on solar, make sure you talk to your co-op first so that your investment pays off. Additionally, our Solar Advisory Program offers a one-on-one consultation about your house, your rate of return on your solar investment and potential energy savings so that you have peace of mind on your choice.
Solar investments in your energy future
Central Electric Cooperative, which serves as our generation and transmission cooperative for cooperatives in South Carolina, is developing more than 300 megawatts of new solar projects and will develop another 1,500 megawatts of solar over its planning horizon in the next few years. This additional solar is part of a larger effort to further diversify the cooperative’s energy supply mix, ensuring years of reliability, sustainability, and energy responsibility for members.
Whether you are ready to commit to green energy or just want to learn more about what’s out there to suit your lifestyle, your co-op is here with the facts to help support you. We are proud to be more than just your electric utility, but also your source for power and information to make your life better. If you have questions about solar, please reach out to our team members listed below. We’re always ready to serve you.
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