Farmers RECC, Your Trusted Resource for Solar
As private solar installations become more prevalent, cooperative members are seeking information before making a major investment. If you are considering an energy investment for your home, we suggest a good place to start is energy efficiency. We have programs and experts who can help. If you are seeking the assurance that your home’s energy comes from green, environmentally friendly sources, please consider the options available from our cooperative.
If you wish to install a private system, remember that even if nature provides energy from the sun, there are significant costs to install solar panels. Prices vary significantly based on system size, location and much more. Take time to ensure your long-term expectations are reasonable, you understand available options and choose an option that meets your energy needs.
Farmers RECC currently has more than 50 members participating in solar energy installations. We are willing to support any member in their efforts to interconnect renewable generation to the grid. Solar can be a valuable investment for homeowners and businesses, but it’s important to understand all of the costs and requirements before you choose any particular system or installer.
Unfortunately, we are aware of a few solar contractors in the area contacting Farmers RECC members using high-pressure sales tactics and presenting misleading information about the benefits of solar and the potential savings. Please do not fall victim to these misleading claims. Contact Farmers RECC, your trusted resource for solar.
We can help provide you with research before you sign a contract. Our Solar Checklist will help guide you through the process of evaluating solar, selecting a contractor, and installation.
We also strongly suggest you consider the following items when considering making an investment in a solar installation:
Beware of any high-pressure sales pitches asking you to sign a contract before you understand the terms.
Solar Power can be an exciting investment with opportunities to save money on your electric bill and help the environment. It is a long-term investment that should be properly evaluated to understand if it is right for you.
Beware of any sales pitch that presents with short or unreasonable deadlines.
Good decisions take time. Reputable solar companies understand that you need time to evaluate and understand the total impact of making the decision to purchase and install solar. Bad apples impose artificial deadlines to pressure you into a quick decision, often before you have the opportunity to research the terms.
Beware of any company that tells you they partner with Farmers RECC.
Farmers RECC is excited to work with the solar installer of your choice, but we do not currently partner with or recommend any particular installer.
Beware of any company that tells you that Farmers RECC does not want you to have solar power.
Farmers RECC is eager to support any member in their efforts to interconnect renewable generation to the grid.
Beware of any company that tells you that solar power will eliminate your power bill.
When properly designed and installed, solar power can save you money on your power bill. However, unscrupulous installers may overstate those savings in order to get you to sign a contract.
Beware of any company that tells you that you don’t need to contact Farmers RECC to install solar.
Farmers RECC is eager to support any member that is interested in solar. Since your system will be tied to the power grid, there are several items required to ensure a safe and reliable connection to the grid. You will need to contact Farmers RECC during your installation process, regardless of which installer you choose. To understand the full process of installing a solar system, please contact us at 270-651-2191. We will be happy to walk you through the process.
Beware of social media and YouTube ads with bait-and-switch type tactics advertising solar.
Installing a solar power system is a big decision with a sizeable financial commitment. Before you choose an installer, take time to do some research. Contact reputable installers in the area. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Please contact our offices at 270-651-2191 prior to installing solar for a copy of the Net Metering application.