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Renewable Energy

Consumers are looking for ways to be more self-reliant with it comes to energy use. It often seems it is the trendy thing to do without regard to economics. However, an informed consumer is able to make decisions that are good for them, good for the environment and for their community.

Sometimes just knowing what questions to ask is the biggest challenge. Click here for a copy of our Solar Brochure.

As part of the Hoosier Energy network, we have been adding renewable energy to our purchased power portfolio for a decade. Our wind and solar demonstration projects have served as a valuable resource to our members for nearly 10 years.

RushShelby Energy currently partners with several consumers using distributed generation on our lines. If you are thinking about adding a renewable power system to your home, contact us early in the process. We can help you ask the right questions of vendors and dealers and our engineering staff will work with you to insure a safe installation tied to our power grid.

Experience has shown us that solar generation is much more economical in our area than wind power. We have resources designed to help you make a wise decision because we all benefit from green power.

As you can see below there have been significant cost decreases in solar installations.

3kW Solar Install 2015 Costs 2009 Costs
Installed Cost $12,000 $30,000
30% Tax Credit $3,600 $9,000
Total Cost w/ 30% Tax Credit $8,400 $21,000
Average kWh/Year 3,900 kWh 3,900 kWh
Electricity Value $250-$500 $250-$500
Payback Time 15-25 years 40-80 years

Application and Agreement Forms:

Application for Operation of Member-Owned Small Power Generation Systems

Agreement for Interconnection of Distributed Generation

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