Solar Energy

Solar Systems - What size is right for you?

All solar energy systems use photovoltaic (PV) cells that produce electricity directly from sunlight. These PV cells are combined to form a module or panel. Several panels are connected together to form an array or a solar system. Arrays can be small―from a few panels to power a roadside warning sign or a remote cabin―up to a large array covering hundreds of acres as part of a utility-scale solar farm. Solar systems generally can be divided into three types, based on size: Rooftop Solar, Utility-Scale Solar, and Community Solar Systems.

Solar Ownership Options

Lease or buy? This basic question applies to solar, as well as to other lifestyle choices you make. With solar, however, there are additional options to consider, such as obtaining solar through your cooperative’s green power programs, or participating in a community solar project. Find details about these options, and help in determining which is right for you.

Community Solar

Solar is not a workable solution for all homes, and not all cooperative members can install a system on their roof. But that doesn’t mean that solar power isn’t still an option. One of the fastest growing segments of the solar industry is community solar. Read on to discover how you can reap the benefits of solar power, even if you don’t put a solar array on your roof.

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10 Steps to Take Before Installing Solar

As prices decline and technology improves, installing a residential solar system—also called a photo-voltaic or solar panel system—makes sense for some consumers. However, even with these recent improvements in solar energy, it’s important to find out the facts before committing to a purchase. Consider these points as you explore whether solar is right for your situation.

Solar Energy FAQ

Find answers to common questions co-op members have about solar power. Our responses address issues ranging from, “What happens to a solar system on a cloudy day?” to “How long is the payback period for a solar installation?” Read on for practical details to help guide you as you explore solar options.

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Solar Energy

Is solar energy is a good option for you? As your electric cooperative, we are your source for energy and information. Since interest in solar power generation is growing, we have a series of fact sheets available to help answer your questions.

Before purchasing solar, please contact Jerry Jones at or 806.790.3663. We are happy to share information about solar and offer assistance in making decisions about whether solar is a good option for you.