First Electric Coronavirus Response - For the safety of our members, customers and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, our lobbies will be closed in Bryant, Heber Springs, Jacksonville, Perryville and Stuttgart until further notice. Drive-thru services will remain open at all locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Stuttgart office will have a payment drop-off at the front entrance doors. Members can still make payments and manage their accounts through the First Electric App. Learn more.
Why Solar Power?
The landscape of solar is changing quickly in Arkansas. Tax incentives and competitive prices are driving members to inquire daily about solar options for residential application.
Our goal is to help members secure affordable, quality, turn-key residential solar arrays in a transparent and pressure-free sales environment.
Our solar systems are durable and affordable. Plus, you can feel great about using renewable, alternative energy that protects the environment.
Solar Services by First Electric Cooperative Promise:
We’ll provide you with the facts you need to decide if solar is right for you.
We’ll offer a transparent, pressure-free sales environment.
We’ll offer quality product, installation and service after the sale.
We’ll work with you every step of the way, from your initial consultation to permitting, installation, and final quality checks.
We’ve served our members for 80-plus years! We’ll be here to service the sale for years to come!
A Solar Installation Experience You Can Trust
Using the sun’s free energy to power your home seems like a great idea, right? But how do you convert this green energy into actual, usable energy for your home?
Solar Services by First Electric Cooperative has the answer for you! Once we conduct a site evaluation, we’ll design a custom system to meet your home’s needs and site layout. We’ll secure permits needed to install your array and commission the system so you can start producing energy and monitoring it from your home or app!
ARE SOLAR PANELS WORTH IT?
That’s a question we’ll help you answer! It’s not a “one-size” fits all answer. That’s why we take the time to listen to your goals to determine if we can help you accomplish them.
Best Practices When Considering Solar for Your Home:
Be cautious of trees and shading that will impact the production of your solar system.
Directional location of the system (North, South, East or West) can impact production.
Make sure the roof mount solar system is placed on a structurally sound location.
Verify with your utility provider the assumed annual kWh increase.
Verify your eligibility for the Federal Tax Credits If you're not eligible, we suggest you remove those from the payback.
Be aware that finance fees and interest can impact the cost of your system.
BE CAREFUL OF PROMISES
Don’t feel pressured to make a decision right away.
Be careful of the promise to be “energy independent” of your electric provider.
Be cautious of the promise to pay no more electric bills. Check with your utility provider about future electric bills. All utilities have a set fee, First Electric calls it a Service Availability Charge, that is a standard monthly charge designed to recover the basic monthly costs of providing poles, wire, transformers, meters, billing, etc.
Our Services Include:
Free site evaluation and installation quote
Permit services and checks with homeowner associations
Quality, affordable solar panel installation for the home
Energy monitoring set-up
Let Solar Services by First Electric Cooperative Install Solar for You!