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MEMBER INSTALLED SOLAR


Trico has significant demand for renewable resources with over 2,500 rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and 210 solar water heating systems installed. Trico understands that when considering installing a system for your home or business there are many things to keep in mind. Below is a summary of things to consider before signing a contract. Take the time to read through our helpful links and guidelines to ensure that the system you are considering can qualify and serve your needs.

SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION

Trico can assist all customers with the interconnection of Photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes or businesses to encourage the installation of qualifying solar PV systems.

Members receive a credit towards their bill for the energy their systems provide to Trico.

INTERESTED IN INSTALLING SOLAR?

To find a licensed solar installer please refer to the AZROC Website.

Do you have questions or concerns regarding solar systems, our interconnection process, or how to apply for an incentive? If so, please review our Frequently Asked Questions below. If you still have questions, you may call the SunWatts desk at (520) 744-2944 ext. 1524, or email us at SunWatts@trico.coop.

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS

Before signing any agreement, you should take the time to read the fine print thoroughly, get the responses back in writing and ask questions. Some questions you may want to ask:

  • How much will this system cost over the life of the lease or purchase? Are there any interest or fees to be paid? What are total number of payments and due dates?
  • Who has the tax obligations, including the increase in property values?
  • Are there any eligible tax incentives and rebates? Who will be getting them?
  • Can the warranty or maintenance obligations be sold or transferred to? If so, how?
  • Who do I contact in the event of a system malfunction?
  • What happens if I sell my home? What happens to the lease?
  • What statistics are you using for the projection of future electric rates?
  • What is the minimum performance guarantee for the system?
  • Will I be compensated if the system does not produce as much power as promised?
  • What are my fixed monthly fees to the utility?

Before agreeing to install a PV system at your home, you should review all of the requirements of Arizona Revised Statutes Sections 44-1761 through 44-1764. Trico requires all solar Interconnection Applications received on or after January 1, 2016 to be complaint with all requirements set forth in Arizona Revised Statutes Sections 44-1761 through 44-1764.

If you feel you have been the victim of consumer fraud, contact the Arizona Attorney General’s Tucson office at (520) 628-6504, you can also file complaints online at azag.gov.

SOLAR WATER HEATING

Trico can assist all members with the installation of qualifying solar water heating systems in their homes. Trico offers an upfront rebate equal to $0.40 per kWh of energy saved during the solar water heating system’s first year of operation.

PowerClerk Distributed Generation Application

Any installer or general contractor wishing to install, a DG Facility should complete an Installer Packet to obtain a login.

GET IN TOUCH

FAX: (520) 547-0369

WHERE TO FIND US

Trico Electric Cooperative
8600 W. Tangerine Rd.
Marana, AZ 85658

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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