Solar energy coming to you!

Posted on Jul 30 2018 in Harrison REMC

David Lett

Some of you asked for it, we researched it, and we are now offering it — solar energy for your home without the hassle of ownership or maintenance! Harrison REMC heard your requests for more renewable energy. We understand that in our region, it may be hard for some of our members to do this on their own. Trees, permits, financing and roof issues may have been roadblocks in the past… but not anymore.

Harrison REMC is excited to offer a community solar program called My Solar. This program allows any member to use solar energy at his or her home or business without installing or maintaining a private solar project. Member participants are able to share in the output from one of 10 solar arrays already located around southern Indiana. The power generated at the solar arrays is transported from the arrays through the poles and wires Harrison REMC has already built and maintains. Nothing new needs to be attached. You’re set!

The My Solar program offers members the opportunity to purchase one share of the community solar project. One share is equivalent to the energy from one solar panel. Each panel can be purchased for $500. You can also finance the panel’s purchase over a 10-month period ($50 per month) at 0 percent interest. The size of the panels varies between the 10 solar sites, but averages 330 watts of generation. In one year, one share will likely produce 450 to 500 kWh. Each participant is limited to 12 panels — approximately three kW. Harrison REMC members will have an upfront payment for participation in My Solar and in return will receive a bill credit of $0.055/kWh for the average generation of each panel per month over the next 20 years.

The My Solar program will work for any property, home or business, and, if needed, the panel(s) can be assigned to other members. Now you can support renewable energy without the hassle of ownership. The REMC is excited to offer this great opportunity that allows you to decide where your energy comes from. I’m sure you will have many questions. Please check out our website at for more information or call us at the office at 812-738-4115 or 812-951-2323. We are excited to talk to you about My Solar!

David Lett