Walton EMC’s cooperative solar projects provide access to consumers who might otherwise be excluded from owning and installing their own solar electricity generation.
Obstacles like improper roof orientation, excessive roof shading, restrictive subdivision covenants or landlord prohibitions are frequent barriers to homeowners and renters who want to install solar systems.
As a Walton EMC customer-owner, you can receive solar electricity according to your needs and interests. Every month, the energy output of your portion will be calculated and credited to your bill. This solar energy will offset energy produced from traditional fuels.
Our first one-megawatt solar project occupies approximately six acres adjacent to the east side of the Walton EMC headquarters complex. Our second 2 1/2-megawatt project occupies approximately 18 acres on a site four miles south of Monroe off Georgia Highway 11. These sites are expected to produce approximately 7 million kilowatt-hours of solar electricity per year.
Our third site on Gratis Road, three miles north of Monroe, almost doubled our solar electricity production. It adds another three megawatts and brings the total of all projects to 6.5 megawatts.
Watch a time-lapse construction video of our first solar project.
Learn more about one of our community solar farms from our very own Community and Public Relations Director, Greg Brooks.
Keeping our solar panels clean is an important task to ensure that they are maximizing their energy potential. See how we do this and check out a dirty panel compared to a freshly cleaned one.
Call (770) 267.2505 to speak to a Customer Care Representative from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.