Community Solar

Community Solar

Community Solar

 

Community Solar Farm 

Community solar is a good fit for electric cooperatives and our members.  This project will produce local, renewable energy for the members who want it.  Community or shared solar means multiple people get electricity from a midsize solar farm, offering a convenient option for members who want to buy carbon-free power.

The energy generated by these panels will feed directly into the cooperative's distribution system. Community solar has many benefits for Blue Ridge members that have an interest in renewable energy. There is no installation or huge upfront cost, as with rooftop solar.  Some co-op members want the benefits of a solar system, but don't want to bear the expense and maintenance of panels at their home. The co-op will handle all the details—site planning, construction, operation and maintenance. Members can participate through a monthly "subscription" and receive a bill credit based on how much energy is produced by the solar farm.

 

Solar Farm

 

All of us at Blue Ridge are excited about this endeavor, and we appreciate our members who have partnered with us in introducing this category of renewable energy to our system. We expect all our members to benefit from this undertaking, and we look forward to exploring other environmentally beneficial solutions that would make sense for all our membership.

 

Solar Farm Live Data

 

Up-Front Charge for 1kW Blocks & Reoccurring Monthly Charge

Administrative Charge $30  

1 Block: $50.00 / $14.00
2 Blocks: $100.00 / $28.00
3 Blocks: $150.00 / $42.00
4 Blocks: $200.00 / $56.00
5 Blocks: $250.00 / $70.00

Total Initial Investment: Administrative Charge $30 + Block Fees

 

2018 Monthly Production Per Block & Credit

Month kWh kW kWh/Block $ per Block Net/Block
January 17,301 125 138.41 $13.84 $(0.16)
February 11,476 125 91.81 $9.18 $(4.82)
March 20,701 125 165.61 $16.56 $2.56
April 20,096 125 160.77 $16.08 $2.08
May 20,703 125 165.62 $16.56 $2.56
June 26,296 125 210.37 $21.04 $7.04
July 23,880 125 191.04 $19.10 $5.10
August 24,698 125 197.58 $19.76 $5.76
September  39,114 245 159.65 $15.96 $1.96
October 41,121 245 167.84 $16.78 $2.78
November 28,418 245 115.99 $11.60 $(2.40)
December 22,396 245 91.41 $9.14 $(4.86)
Average 24,683   154.68 $15.47 $1.47

 

 

 


 

 

Kilowatt hour is a measure of electrical energy equivalent to a power consumption of 1,000 watts for 1 hour.

Blue Ridge has fully subscribed all 250kW planned production blocks with Phase-One and Phase-Two community solar farms.  We are currently taking applications to be added to a waiting list should any of these blocks become available in the future.  

SOLAR SUBSCRIPTION: APPLY NOW TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST

Subscriber agrees to comply with and be bound by the Terms & Conditions.

For more information email: solar@blueridge.coop