As interest in renewable energy grows, some cooperative members are considering the purchase of a PV system. If you are interested in installing a PV system to replace some of the electricity that your Cooperative provides, talk with a co-op representative about your plans.
Palmetto Electric is ready to help you by providing information and answering questions. We want to give you the tools you need to make an informed decision about a PV system.
In the Solar Handout Packet, you will find the following documents:
• Steps to a PV system, which will walk you through the various issues associated with a PV system.
• Questions you may want to ask PV installers before purchasing a PV system.
• Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers to these questions that member-consumers most often ask their cooperatives.
Before you decide to buy a PV system, however, you should examine the economics to determine whether such a system will lower your monthly electricity costs. The Energy Matters Web site—http://www.solar-estimate.org—can help you determine the annual operating cost of a PV system. For more information and general guidelines, you can also visit http://solar.sc.gov/.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact:
Robert “Bob” Casavant, P.E.
Manager Engineering Services