Subscriber Solar Customers Are Now Getting Power From the Sun
January 09, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY — The cold temperatures are not stopping the sun from shining on Rocky Mountain Power’s new Subscriber Solar program. The 20-megawatt solar plant in Millard County is up and running and customers have been able to get solar power without rooftops since January 1.
The Subscriber Solar program gives customers a choice to use solar if they rent their property, cannot or do not want to install solar or have roofs that are not suitable for solar panels.
The program is currently 99% subscribed and there’s room for a few more customers who still want to sign up. Customers who are not able to sign up will be put on a priority waiting list and will be subscribed if anyone cancels their subscription.
“Subscriber Solar customers will receive a welcome letter during January and get their first solar bills in February,” said Keven Hoopiiaina, Subscriber Solar program manager. “This type of large-scale community solar program is an easy way for customers to go solar.”
More than 81,000 solar panels installed at the new plant are generating solar energy for more than 2,500 residential, commercial and community customers who signed up for the program. Customers like North Salt Lake City, Designer Mantels Plus, Red Rock Bakery and Live Earth products are supporting renewable generation and making a difference. Go to rockymountainpower.net/subscriber to see a list of the many participating businesses and communities.
About Subscriber Solar
Participants subscribe in 200-kilowatt-hour blocks up to their total average monthly usage, which is swapped for the usage on their bill. The benefits and costs of the program vary depending on how much electricity a customer uses and how many blocks they support.
High-energy users in the summer may pay less for their energy because electricity costs can be higher during that season. Customers can subscribe for up to 20 years so the ‘locked-in’ generation rate could also save customers money if electricity prices go up in the future. Customers can sign up for the program and use a calculator to estimate the impact on their bills at utsubscribersolar.net.