Solar electricity for your home
The SRP Residential Solar Electric Program is designed to help you interconnect your solar electric system safely to SRP's electric grid.
To help safe-guard 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 IL 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
It is important to review the financial implications before deciding to install a solar electric system. The ultimate out-of-pocket cost will depend 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.
As you review the various financial items, you will have set and variable costs. The set costs refer to those costs associated with a system – whether it is leased of purchased. A purchase or leasing payment can be factored in to what is expected for your overall costs. The variable costs are those monthly costs associated with your bill, such as the Monthly Service Charge and any energy purchased from SRP that wasn't covered by your distributed generation. Another example of a variable cost might be the choice to situate your rooftop system with a west orientation, rather than a southern exposure. This choice may impact generation, which can result in purchasing more or less energy than expected. All these factors should be considered as you weigh your solar options.
The new Customer Generation Price Plan for residential Service (E-27) reflects the cost to provide service to customers who choose to generate some of their own electricity through solar or other technologies.
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.
Frequently asked questions
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.