1,000th MEC Solar Residential Installation Milestone

A member of the cooperative holds up a solar refund check while cooperative employees stand byBullhead City, AZ – Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) marks the 1,000th solar residential installation milestone for the SunWatts Renewable Energy Rebate Program. This also marks the 100th solar residential installation for 2021.

The 17,600-watt solar system was completed three months after the Bullhead City member submitted the SunWatts application and will produce an average of 26,000 kWh per year. A rebate of $880 was presented to the MEC member on July 6.

“Members have the flexibility of selecting a solar installer to help them choose the size and type of system that fits their needs,” said Steve Bouman, Energy Management Specialist. “We recommend receiving more than one estimate and also advise members to use the resources of the Arizona Registrar of Contractors website. It’s important to remember that in order to receive your SunWatts rebate you need to submit your reservation and application before the work begins. All of the forms are available on MEC’s website or call for an appointment, and I will walk you through the process.”

Rebate funds are available for residential and small commercial members that install solar, wind, or solar water heating systems at their home or business. Incentives for residential and small commercial solar and wind systems are 5 cents per watt, up to a maximum system size of 50 kW. The incentive cap is $2,500 for residential and small commercial. Leased systems are not eligible for incentives.

MEC’s renewable energy plan, as approved by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), provides the funding for SunWatts rebates from the Renewable Energy Standard Tariff (REST), a surcharge on member bills mandated by the ACC.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 33,000 members, 42,000 meters, with more than 1500 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east.