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Renewable Energy Resources

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.

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


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If you would more information regarding renewable energy, contact our Member Services department here or call 1-800-533-8658.

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