Want to Participate in Solar Energy WITHOUT Installing Solar Panels onto your Home?

Our SmartSource Solar Program is the perfect solution for renters and homeowners who are not able to install solar panels, but who want to utilize solar energy for a cleaner planet.

SmartSource Solar allows our members the ability to utilize renewable energy:
  • without long-term contracts,
  • with no local permitting or zoning issues,
  • with no issues with their homeowner’s insurance,
  • and with no roof or structural modifications to their home.

Emission Free

Enjoy clean energy from zero carbon solar panels.


$7.00 per solar panel (55kW hrs. per month)


Your solar energy will be reflected on your monthly bill. 


Just call 770-502-0226 and say “Sign me up!”


Find answers to common questions co-op members have about solar energy.
Since solar energy is rapidly becoming more widely available, we put together this information to help
answer questions you might have.

Our responses address issues ranging from, “What happens to a solar system on a cloudy day?” to “How long is the payback period for a solar installation?” Read on for practical details to help guide you as you explore solar options.

There’s a lot more to installing a solar system than just calling in a contractor and signing a contract. In fact, choosing a reputable contractor/installer is number 9 on our to-do list. Read on for more.

Due diligence is important in any home improvement project. Our list of questions includes some that you’ll want to ask before undertaking any project, but we’ve also included many specific to solar contractors and installations. 

Lease or buy? This basic question applies to solar, as well as to other lifestyle choices you make. With solar, however, there are additional options to consider, such as obtaining solar through your cooperative’s green power programs, or participating in a community solar project.

All solar systems use photovoltaic (PV) cells that produce electricity directly from sunlight. These PV cells are combined to form a module or panel. Several panels are connected together to form an array or a solar system. Arrays can be small―from a few panels to power a roadside warning sign or a remote cabin―up to a large array covering hundreds of acres as part of a utility-scale solar farm. Solar systems generally can be divided into three types, based on size: Rooftop Solar, Utility-Scale Solar, and Community Solar Systems.

Solar is not a workable solution for all homes, and not all cooperative members can install a system on their roof. But that doesn’t mean that solar power isn’t still an option. One of the fastest growing segments of the solar industry is community solar. Read on to discover how you can reap the benefits of solar power, even if you don’t put a solar array on your roof.

Getting Started with Your Home Solar Energy Installation

To start the process, be sure the technology you have chosen meets all of the requirements listed to the right and submit an interconnection application.

You will probably need to have the vendor help with your application to ensure that all of the requirements can be met. Upon receipt of the application Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Supervisor of Technical Operations & System Planning will review the application for approval. If your application is denied, Coweta-Fayette will provide information as to the requirements of approval.

Once approval is obtained by Coweta-Fayette EMC, the appropriate interconnection agreement shall be executed and any integration cost due to the EMC shall be paid prior to implementation. Prior to the physical interconnection, a Coweta-Fayette EMC representative will inspect for proper operation and installation.

1. Steps for Interconnection


2. Interconnection Policy


3. Net Energy Metering Rider


4. Application


5. Net Metering and Interconnection Agreement

For more information, please contact our Supervisor of Technical Operations & System Planning.

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