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Western Iowa Power Cooperative continues to listen to our membership! We understand not everyone has an ideal location for solar or may be looking to invest in renewable energy on a smaller scale. Community Solar may be the right fit for you.

This program has been created to allow Members an opportunity to assist the Cooperative in developing solar facilities, the output of which will displace energy generated from other generating units, including fossil fuel units.

How it works:

  • WIPCO members subscribe to solar panels--$898 for a full panel or $450 for a half panel. Each panel is 410 watts and will produce approximately 425 kWhs annually.
  • Participating members then receive a monthly production credit equivalent to your percent of system production that month.  You will receive monthly production credits for the life of the 20-year agreement.

How Can I Participate?

Subscriptions can be purchased by contacting our office.  To participate in WIPCO's Community Solar Program, follow these three easy steps:

  1. Determine how many subscription panels are right for you. If you need help determining that number, contact WIPCO's member service department for assistance. We are happy to help you.
  2. Sign the Member Agreement
  3. Pay for the number of subscription panels you choose - checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted.  Payment plans are available with monthly installments as low as $19 a month.  Contact us at 1-800-253-5189 for more details.  

FAQs

How many panels can I subscribe to?

There is no limit to the number of panels you may subscribe to. Any excess credits will be rolled over to the following month's energy bill. Unused credits at the end of the 20-year term shall be forfeited, so let us help you determine how many panels you need.

What happens if I move?

You can either change the service address of where you would like the credits applied within WIPCO's service territory or assign the agreement to another individual or entity within WIPCO's service territory.