Considering Solar Panels?
If you’re like several homeowners in the Upper Cumberland, you’ve been contacted by suppliers selling solar panels and other renewable energy products. These contractors are becoming more assertive in our area, calling upon Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation members and offering solar installation opportunities while promising significant savings on their energy bill.
This is the part where we remind you of that old, but still relevant adage: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t.
Call Before You Install
UCEMC urges all members to listen closely to these renewable energy sales pitches. Before committing to any contract, please call UCEMC to confirm the rules and guidelines that all solar projects must follow. The equipment must be evaluated and approved for interconnection to the UCEMC system before it is connected. We need to ensure that the solar equipment does not cause significant safety, power quality, or reliability issues to UCEMC’s distribution system.
We can help.
The Federal Trade Commission warns the abuse by some rooftop solar companies is real, and you’re urged to take every precaution to protect yourself and your money.
The TVA Energy Right program can assist members in identifying a quality network of trained and experienced solar professionals near you. Check out TVA’s Tips for choosing a qualified installer.
We want to help you understand the benefits of renewable energy and we want you to be informed about UCEMC’s interconnect policies and procedures. Please contact UCEMC for more information if you are weighing renewable energy options for your home. 1-800-261-2940.
Local People. Local Power.