Renewable Energy Options
We offer resources to help you evaluate and decide what renewable or energy efficiency projects might work best for you and your family. Renewable energy sources include solar, wind, water/hydro, biomass and geothermal with solar and wind most popular for residential installations.
First and foremost, BEMC emphasizes safety for you and for our employees, maintaining the reliability of the power grid and operating with fairness to all members. Installing a renewable generation system is an individual decision for each member-consumer. Renewable systems require considerable investment, and only you can decide if the benefits are right for you.
BEMC offers a Small Renewable Generation Program for residential, single-phase services to connect to the grid and help you offset a portion or all of your electrical requirements normally supplied by the cooperative. This is designed for systems generating up to 10 kW. Your project may also qualify for our Weatherization Loan program, which makes loans to homeowners and small businesses for energy efficiency improvements and some renewable energy projects.
Click here for information on the solar PV (photovoltaic) system installed at BEMC's
warehouse at Shallotte headquarters.
Click here for photos of residential and commercial solar installations.
RENEWABLE ENERGY - GENERAL INFO:
- BEMC Renewable Energy Overview
- NC Solar Fact Sheet
- NC Wind Fact Sheet
- Homeowners Guide to Solar Electric Systems
- Checklist for Selecting an Installer
BEMC RENEWABLE ENERGY DOCUMENTS:
- BEMC Renewable Generation Rate Information - Rate 15
- BEMC Net Metering Rider
- Interconnection Agreement- for Systems UNDER 10 KW
- Interconnection Agreement for Systems OVER 10KW
- U.S. Dept of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- NC GreenPower
- The NC Solar Center: a clearinghouse for solar and other renewable energy programs, information, research, technical assistance and training.
- Cape Fear Green Building Alliance: Seeks to bring together professionals in our area in the building industry, including architects, designers, contractors, builders, realtors, and developers, and concerned members of the general public.