Policy on Residential Solar Panels
Wayne-White Electric Cooperative does not discourage or hinder anyone from installing solar panels at their home, if they choose to make that investment. In fact, the cooperative has a “Net Metering” policy in place for people utilizing solar at their home. With “Net Metering,” the homeowner is only billed for the “net” energy used each month, that is, the difference between the energy produced by the solar power system and the energy consumed by the house over the monthly billing period.
In order to properly install solar panels at a home served by Wayne-White, it is necessary to have certain safeguards in place to prevent harm to linemen or the grid. If you are interested in learning more about installing solar panels with "Net Metering" and the proper steps necessary to install them safely and legally at your home, talk to our Engineer, Chris Hopfinger, at (618) 842-2196.
U.S. Map of Preferred Solar Panel Locations Based on Efficiency & Performance