Rocky Mountain Power’s Subscriber Solar program nearly sold outNov 03, 2016 08:58AM ● By Bryan Scott
As of October 6, 2016, your Subscriber Solar panels are in place!
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 1, 2016) – Rocky Mountain Power customers are signing up quick for a new choice to get their power from the sun. The Subscriber Solar program is 95 percent sold out after it became available for commercial and industrial customers in May and residential customers in June.
The panels are now installed for the 20-megawatt solar plant near Holden, Utah, for the Subscriber Solar program and will be on-line for customers on January 1, 2017. The 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 Subscriber Solar blocks are selling quicker than anticipated and are only available on a first come, first served basis,” said Keven Hoopiiaina, Subscriber Solar Program Manager. “Once the program sells out interested customers can be placed on a waiting list until the next solar plant is built.”
Residential customers can sign up and use an online calculator to find out how much the program will cost or save them. Commercial customers can request an analysis to see how the program would impact their bills. Both residential and commercial customers can go to rockymountainpower.net/subscriber or call 1-844-813-3971.
Participants subscribe in 200-kilowatt-hour blocks up to their total average monthly usage. The benefits and costs of the program will vary depending on how much electricity a customer uses and how many blocks they support.
High-energy users in the summer may actually 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.
Large energy users are early adopters of the program including: Salt Lake City Corporation, Park City Municipal, Summit County, AMSCO Windows. Deer Valley Resort and Weber State University.
Smaller business owners are also signing up including: Anodizing & Metal, Kiito’s Brewery and Over the Counter Café in Salt Lake City; Este Pizzeria in Park City; Mountain Yoga in Sandy; and Kelly Stained Glass in Ogden.