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How-to Guides for Co-ops on Solar

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer Published: February 27th, 2015

Is your electric cooperative considering a solar project? Then a new series of manuals on solar energy might be just what your co-op needs. The Cooperative Utility Photovoltaic Field Manual was released this week as a three-volume set to help co-op decisionmakers evaluate, plan, design, build and operate solar projects, said Debra Roepke of NRECA’s... Read more

Renewable Energy

How-to Guides for Co-ops on Solar

Published: February 27th, 2015

Is your electric cooperative considering a solar project? Then a new series of manuals on solar energy might be just what your co-op needs. The Cooperative Utility Photovoltaic Field Manual was released this week as a... Read more

Renewable Energy

Co-op Members Call for Solar

Published: February 17th, 2015

Missouri’s first co-op-owned solar project will be a learning project for both co-op leaders and members. “We’re in the process of establishing a new solar committee that will meet every other month to review all that... Read more

Renewable Energy

Mechanized Solar Panels Boost Yield

Published: February 10th, 2015

A solar power project supplying electricity to electric cooperatives in South Carolina turned out more power than expected in its first year of operation with the help of mechanized panels that stay focused toward the sun.... Read more

Renewable Energy

Community Solar for Sale in N.C.

Published: February 9th, 2015

When employees at a North Carolina electric cooperative glance out their office windows, a field of solar panels reminds them of their mission to provide reliable, affordable power that benefits their communities. “By grouping solar panels... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

G&Ts Study Changes in Generation

Published: January 30th, 2015

The old generation and transmission order is changing, and electric cooperatives are preparing for the new one. That was the message from a Jan. 6 seminar in Orlando, where representatives of several manufacturers told G&T officials... Read more