SECO is an advocate for members who invest in solar energy. We will conduct a free evaluation of a home’s conduciveness to solar. Members can use our Solar Estimator to gauge the percentage of utility-supplied energy that may be offset by an investment in solar. Utility-scale solar costs have decreased, but solar power is not a money-saver, as traditional generation must stand ready to produce power.
Meters, lines, poles, transformers, substations and peak time power supply still serve solar members when the sun doesn’t shine… at night, on cloudy days, during hot summer afternoons during storm season and on cold winter mornings before sunrise. Solar energy users still expect full-time, reliable electricity to be able to run their ACs, cook dinner and power their electronic gadgets in the absence of sunlight.
To request a free evaluation of your home’s conduciveness to solar, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Federal Correctional Complex Solar Project
The solar project between the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Coleman, Constellation, SECO Energy and Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. broke ground recently. With site evaluation and the interconnect agreement in place, the beginning phases of construction are in full swing.
Constellation was awarded the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) contract earlier in 2015 to implement $45 million in water and energy conservation measures at FCC. The firm has begun to install a 2-megawatt solar generation project on the site. Constellation estimates that the system will generate more than 3.7 million kilowatt hours annually to offset the FCC’s energy usage. Together, these measures are anticipated by the BOP to save the facility $79 million in energy costs over the next 19 years, helping to fund the project.
Questions About Solar Power?
Are you interested in learning more about solar power or requesting a free evaluation of your home’s conduciveness to solar? Fill out the form below and a member of our Energy Services team will be in touch with you soon.