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Renewable Energy

Thinking About Solar?

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative installed a photovoltaic system to provide our members with real time data and accurate information about solar systems. This system is located at our Billy E. Brown Corporate Center in Dade City. The system is a 3.15kw ground mounted system with 175 watt Sun Module Panels.

A PV system converts sunlight directly into electricity. This energy is used by the member, and any excess energy can be sold back to WREC through its net metering program.

A net meter is a special meter that runs backwards when more energy is being generated than is being used. If a member generates more than they use over the course of a year WREC will purchase any excess energy generated at its wholesale power providers avoided costs.

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative does not install or supply PV Systems, but only provides an interconnection to the electric utility grid.

Thinking About Solar?

How to get started

If you are ready to begin the process of installing a PV system and connecting it to the grid simply fill out the downloadable required forms below, and return it to the address listed on the inter connection agreement. You will be contacted by a representative of WREC after your forms are received.

Feel free to contact WREC at 352-567-5133 if you need assistance with completing the forms.

You may qualify for...

By installing a Solar PV System, you may qualify for State and/or Federal tax incentives or rebates. Check with Florida Solar Energy Center for more information.

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative and its wholesale power provider, Seminole Electric Cooperative, reserve the right to correct, modify, alter, or change the above forms or agreement conditions without prior notice.

>> VIEW THE WREC SOLAR SYSTEM

>> DOWNLOAD THE NET METERING AGREEMENT (PDF)

>> DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FOR OPERATION FOR SMALL PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM (PDF)

More Energy Saving Tips

For more information on energy conservation visit Home Energy Saving Tips  and the U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)