You can purchase "virtual" solar panels from LES through our Virtual Net Metering program. The program provides an equal opportunity for renters and homeowners to get into solar power. These solar panels are located in our 15,333-panel community solar array and they share the output. Purchasing virtual solar panels allows you to contribute to solar energy in our service area and receive monthly credit to lower your bill without installing solar panels on your property.
Virtual Net Metering is available to residential, general service and heating service customers. It rewards you as if panels from our community solar project actually sit on the roof of your home or business, reducing the amount of energy you purchase from LES. You’ll receive energy credits every month for the remaining life of the 20-year program, ending in 2036.
If you’re enrolled in this program and move within LES’ service territory, your virtual panels will automatically follow you to your new service address. If you move outside of LES’ service territory, the program allows you to receive a refund, generally equal to 75% of the panel’s purchase price at that time.
Each virtual half panel is a one-time fee of $285.00 or 36 fixed payments of $7.95/month.
Each virtual full panel is a one-time fee of $570.00 or 36 fixed payments of $15.90/month.
(Current-year prices shown do not include tax.)
Estimated bill savings: $15/year (residential half panel) / $30/year (residential full panel)
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