(NNEC) is offering its residential members the opportunity to subscribe to more solar energy through the Cooperative Sunshare community-solar program.

Currently, a small portion of energy purchased and distributed by NNEC comes from solar generation.  With Cooperative Sunshare, interested members who desire to have a larger percentage of solar power at their homes have the option of purchasing 50 kilowatt-hour (kWh) blocks of solar energy each month.

With Cooperative Sunshare, a block of 50 kWh solar generated power can be purchased per month for $5.46 (October through May), and $5.95 (June through September).  These rates will appear under the line-item “community solar” on participating members’ bills.  Members may subscribe to additional solar blocks (subject to availability) and can cancel their community-solar subscription at any time without penalty by giving NNEC at least 30-days notice.    

The solar power being offered through the Cooperative Sunshare program is produced at two Virginia solar facilities - the 20 megawatt Cherrydale solar farm in Northampton County, and the 10 megawatt Clarke County solar farm in White Post.  The electricity is provided to co-op members through a power purchase agreement with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, of which NNEC is a member.

Contact NNEC at 1-800-243-2860 or 804-333-3621 to sign up today!

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