Solar?  Call us first!


As interest in “green” energy and ways to save money on utility bills continue to grow, some cooperative members may be considering the installation of a solar array.
Since these types of systems have the capability of returning electricity to the electric grid, there are some major safety considerations to sort out before a system is installed.

Before buying a solar array, examine the economics to determine whether such a system will lower your monthly electric costs.  If you do decide to install a solar array, contact our office as early as possible in the process. A TCEC representative will provide information on our interconnection process and policies, as well as answer any questions you may have.  That way, you and your installer will have the information needed as you progress with your system.

For more information on TCEC’s policies and requirements, please contact our office Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Solar Energy Brochure for TCEC Members
Check out our "Tips for Buying the Sun" to learn more and see an example billing statement.

Steps to Solar Commissioning

Policy 340 -  Interconnection and Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation (Application and Interconnection Agreement)

Policy 341.5 - Distributed Generation and Cooperative Credit for Excess Member-Owned, Member-Generated Electric Energy 

Questions to Ask A Solar Contractor 

Solar Energy FAQ's 

10 Steps to Take Before Installing Solar 


Other Resources: 

Illinois Shines Program