Electric cooperatives support appropriate federal funding for renewable energy research and development, including incentives to fully utilize domestic resources that are available to all segments of the industry on an equitable basis. Nationwide, co-ops own and purchase nearly 6.4 GW of renewable capacity — in addition to roughly 10 GW of preference power contracts with federal hydroelectric facilities. Co-ops nationwide own nearly 1.2 GW of renewable energy generation and have long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for nearly 5.2 GW. Including federal hydropower, co-ops own or purchase over 10 percent of U.S. renewable capacity.
|RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE INFORMATION:||NET METERING FORMS APPLICATIONS AND FORMS:|
|ENERGY STAR Tax Credits||Application for Distributed Resource [PDF]|
|Federal Energy Regulatory Commission||Submit a completed Distributed Resource form to the cooperative prior to installing a renewable system!|
|Firelands Electric Co-op's OurSolar Community Renewable Program||Agreement--Interconnection of Net Metered Facility [PDF]|
|National Renewable Energy Laboratory Maps||Agreement--Service for Small Power Production Facility [PDF]|
|National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Solar Basics||Technical Guidelines [PDF]|
|National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Wind Basics||Single-Phase Distribution Generation - Schedule DG [PDF]|
|Ohio Development Services Agency||Large-Phase Distribution Generation - Schedule DG2 [PDF]|
|U.S. Department of Energy|
|Touchstone Energy - Solar Facts|
|Touchstone Energy - 10 Steps to Take Before Installing Solar|
|U.S. Energy Information Administration (Energy Kids) -
Renewable Energy Sources
Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives is a national network of electric cooperatives across 46 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 32 million member-owners every day.