Going Solar Just Became Easy!

Sawnee’s Virtual Solar Program allows its members the opportunity to purchase solar power, regardless of the location. The electricity you receive is generated at off-site solar facilities, and you can purchase blocks of solar energy for an additional monthly rate. The electricity delivered to your home or business through the power grid is calculated and the solar energy generated from your panels will offset your traditional electricity usage. It allows you to receive your share of the sun without the hassle!

With the Virtual Solar Program, many members who are not able to purchase and install their own solar panels, for a variety of reasons,  can participate in Virtual Solar. Plus, there are other advantages:

  • The size of a utility scale solar project brings the cost down compared to an individual system
  • No holes in the roof and no need to worry about the orientation of the roof
  • No maintenance and upkeep required
  • No long-term contract or financing

Blocks of solar electricity are as follows:

Residential / Small Commercial - Rate Schedules "H" and "SC":

Virtual Solar Charge(s) 

Period One (1) Block Two (2) Blocks
April – Sept. $21.75 per month $43.50 per month
Oct. – March $15.50 per month $31.00 per month

Each block includes the energy produced by ten (10) solar panels. Residential / Small Commercial members may purchase a maximum of two (2) blocks. Energy output will vary for reasons such as cloud coverage, the sun’s angle and time of year.

A Solar Energy Generation Tool is located on the right side of this page. The slider bar enables you to view the actual historical output of the solar panels

 

Large Commercial - Rate Schedules "G", "LPS", and "SCHS":

Virtual Solar Charge(s)

Period One (1) Block Two (2) Blocks ... Fifty (50) Blocks
April – Sept. $26.00 per month $52.00 per month ... $1300.00 per month
Oct. – March $19.70 per month $39.40 per month ... $985.00 per month

Each block includes the energy produced by ten (10) solar panels. Large Commercial members may purchase a maximum of fifty (50) blocks. Energy output will vary for reasons such as cloud coverage, the sun’s angle and time of year.

You can discontinue your participation in Virtual Solar at any time by notifying us. If you leave the program and decide to rejoin later, we cannot guarantee there will be availability.

Sign Up

You can sign up by contacting Sawnee EMC at 770-887-2363 or by using our easy virtual solar sign-up form

Residential FAQs (PDF)
Residential Virtual Solar Rider (PDF)
Policy 422 (PDF)
Residential Virtual Solar Brochure (PDF)

Impact on Your Bill:

We have created an impact analysis tool to show you what affects this program could have on your bill. It is based on your historical data and historical solar output data and is not a representation of what you will be billed in the future. It is for “evaluation purposes” only.

Important: When requesting an impact analysis, please provide, in the email, your Sawnee EMC account number, service address and the name on the account.

Request an impact analysis here