Solar electricity for your home
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The SRP Residential Solar Electric Program is designed to help you interconnect your solar electric system safely to SRP's electric grid.
To help safeguard you, any solar added at your home needs to be reviewed and approved before you use or connect to the SRP grid. While you may find off-the-shelf solar units available at home improvement stores or online, be cautious about installing electric equipment at your home.
Our solar process is designed to review equipment to ensure it meets the proper specifications, codes and UL listings. Keeping your home safe is just one of the things we want to assist with as you consider a solar installation.
Step 1 - Calculate costs
Before deciding to install a solar electric system, it is important to review the financial implications and get a sense for the total out-of-pocket cost you might expect to pay. Both set and variable costs will contribute to this total amount.
- Set costs are those associated with a system. This amount will vary depending on whether you purchase the system outright, obtain a loan or lease the system. Examine all of your options in order to choose the financing method that best fits with your lifestyle.
- Variable costs are those associated with your bill on SRP's Customer Generation Price Plan (E-27), which is the price plan for residential customers who choose to produce some of their own electricity using rooftop solar or other means. These variable costs include the monthly service charge and any energy purchased from SRP that wasn't covered by your distributed generation. Use our solar estimator in My Account to see how solar might affect your bills.
Do note that certain factors may also affect these costs. For example, the choice to situate your rooftop system with a west orientation rather than a southern exposure may impact generation, which can result in purchasing more or less energy than expected, thus affecting your variable costs.
Step 2 - Review process checklist
The SRP Residential Solar Electric Process Checklist will walk you through the steps you will need to follow to interconnect your solar electric system safely to SRP's electric grid.
Please be sure to review the program requirements . The process typically takes two to three months from SRP's receipt of the completed application package until your solar system is commissioned (turned on), but can vary based on project specifics.
Step 3 - Select a contractor
Once you have determined that installing a solar electric system makes sense, you will need to select a licensed solar electric dealer and installer. Once selected, your contractor will help you complete and submit all necessary paperwork to SRP.
SRP Qualified Technology Partners are also available to assist you. All of the installers listed here meet the requirements of our Qualified Technology Partnership Program. Installers receive training on advanced technologies, installation and sales best practices. They also learn about how solar works in conjunction with our Customer Generation Price Plan. All of these installers are in good standing with both the Better Business Bureau and the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. Get in touch with one today.
Frequently asked questions
Solar programs and rebates
As a new solar customer, you may be eligible to take advantage of SRP's solar programs and rebates:
- Advanced Inverter Study — Receive a new advanced inverter for your rooftop solar system with 10-year warranty (up to $2,500 value), plus a bill credit of $10 per month on your SRP bill when you take part in our cutting-edge study of advanced inverters. See study details
- Demand Management Systems rebate — Get a $250 rebate from SRP with the purchase and installation of one of our Demand Management Systems. Manage and monitor your demand costs using some of the latest technologies. See rebate details
Solar installations in your neighborhood
Learn more about the status of solar installations throughout Arizona at www.arizonagoessolar.org.
If you have questions about the SRP Residential Solar Electric Program, please contact a solar representative at (602) 236-4448.
SRP Solar Energy is also available to business customers.