Steps to solar energy

Steps to solar energy

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems – also known as solar panels, solar energy or solar power systems – convert sunlight into electricity. You can use this electricity to power your home, business or any other building. We recommend you follow the below steps before installing solar panels at your home.

Step 1: Find out if solar is right for you.

Before choosing solar for your home, below are a few questions to consider:

  • Does my home have clear and unobstructed access to sunlight for most, or all, of the day, throughout the year?
  • Do I have a large enough roof or area to accommodate the system I need?
  • Does my community or homeowners association have any covenants in place that prohibit solar panels?

Download our solar energy checklist.

Step 2: Contact Cobb EMC.

Connecting your solar system to Cobb EMC's grid ensures your electricity needs are always met. We suggest you contact Cobb EMC for assistance and to learn more about our solar energy program. For example, ask us about interconnection requirements and agreements required to keep a safe and reliable connection to the grid.

Step 3: Talk with an installation contractor.

We suggest you speak with a qualified contactor before committing to a solar energy system. They will be able to provide you with details for your specific situation. See a list of approved contractors.

Step 4: Investigate your financing options.

Cobb EMC has partnered with GEMC to offer you an economical option to finance solar panel installation at home. 

Step 5: See if your system qualifies for tax credits.

Take advantage of any tax credits available for your system. Your tax advisor can provide assistance or see a list of solar resources.
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