Cobb EMC has long encouraged the efficient use of electricity and renewable energy technologies. As a Cobb EMC member, you can choose to participate in Rooftop Solar.
Benefits of solar:
- Highly reliable and needs little maintenance
- Environmentally safe technology
- Helps ensure our energy future
For detailed information on Rooftop Solar, view Policy No. 614. Click here to see the rate schedule that applies to members participating in Rooftop Solar, Policy No. 614. Learn about photovoltaic. View a list of solar contractors.
- Determine if the solar program makes sense for your home. View the tax incentives at dsireusa.org to get started.
- Estimate the cost of installing a photovoltaic system with a solar calculator.
- Apply for the program
- Fill out the “Distributed Generation Facility Interconnection Agreement” and “Application for Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facility,” found here.
- Submit both of the above documents to Cobb EMC, along with a $100 check, in person or by mail at least 45 days prior to the date you intend to interconnect the distributed generation facility to Cobb EMC’s electric distribution facilities.
- Hire an experienced, qualified contractor who will properly install your system. We recommend that you request bids from at least three contractors. Cobb EMC has several contractors in our area from which to choose.
- Read the full details regarding the Cobb EMC solar program here.
- Your selected contractor should assist in all areas of the installation process, including the following:
- Choosing the right system for your home
- Filling out the “Distributed Generation Facility Interconnection Agreement” and “Application for Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facility” to connect your system to Cobb EMC. This process needs to be completed as soon as possible in order to expedite the process after passing local city or county inspections.
- Completing installation of your new system
- Making necessary arrangements with building officials to complete county and city inspections
- After the inspections, contractor/or member submits all required paperwork to Cobb EMC including copy of the line diagram of the system and a copy of the final building permit, along with $100 check, at least 45 days prior to the date that member intends to interconnect the distributed generation facility to the Cooperative’s electric distribution facilities.
- Cobb EMC will perform the following steps:
- Review your interconnection application and distributed generation facility interconnection agreement (Appendix B)
- Perform an engineering review
- If necessary, install a new energy meter (Appendix A)
- Give final permission to operate (it takes 30 to 45 days to complete the permission process)
- In a few cases, Cobb EMC engineering system review may determine that additional system upgrades are necessary to support your renewable system. These upgrades may incur a cost and delay your installation and approval timeline.
With your newly installed photovoltaic system, you’ll want to monitor your energy use to see how your solar system works! Below are some tips to get started:
- View your electric use and pay your Cobb EMC bill online with SmartHub
- See how much energy you produced via new energy metering
- See graphs of your monthly, daily and hourly electric use
- Discover more ways to save energy at home
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