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Co-Op Solar

How do I sign up for Co-Op Solar?

Signing up is easy! Contact the Kankakee Valley REMC office at (219) 733-2511 and ask to join Co-Op Solar.  We will send you a contract for the program that you will need to sign and return to our office.

How much does Co-Op Solar cost?

Kankakee Valley REMC is offering a program that will allow you to purchase Co-Op Solar blocks at the current rate of .20 cents each per month for up to one half of your average annual electricity use. The charge for the number of shares you agree to purchase will be billed on your monthly electric bill.

What am I purchasing?

When you participate in Co-Op Solar, you purchase a “blocks” of solar power. Each share you buy gives you access to solar energy. You will need to sign a one-year contract with the cooperative when agreeing to participate in the program. 

What happens when it’s cloudy?

As with any solar array, cloudy weather means reduced solar production. But with Co-Op Solar, you get the benefit of solar panels spread across three states.  So, when it is cloudy in Wanatah, that doesn’t mean the sun isn’t shining on an array at another location.

Where are the arrays located?

Currently, the arrays are in Peru, Wanatah, Wheatfield, Laotto and Danville, Indiana, as well as St. Genevieve and Perryville in Missouri and Paris, Illinois.