Solar Power

Are you interested in a Solar System?

PRECO is experiencing an increase in inquiries regarding Solar Systems. Many of our members regard solar as a way to control their electric use, protect the environment and reduce greenhouse emissions.

Before deciding if solar is right for you, we encourage you to investigate your options. We have provided information below from 4 unbiased sources.

Learning if solar energy is right for you

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s “Be Solar Smart” Checklist (PDF)

IREC, an independent not-for-profit organization, makes clean, efficient, sustainable energy possible for more Americans through forward-thinking regulatory reform, quality workforce development and consumer education.

LSU AgCenter’s “Solar Power for Your Home: A Consumer’s Guide”

The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center’s mission is to provide research-based educational information that will improve lives and economic well-being.

The Federal Trade Commission – Solar Power for Your Home

The Federal Trade Commission is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s PVWatts® Calculator

NREL is a national lab of the U.S. Dept. of Energy. NREL’s calculator allows consumers to estimate the energy production and cost of solar photovoltaic systems.

Taking the next steps to install solar energy

If you have read the information above and would like to know how PRECO’s solar program works, read our Solar Power Frequently Asked Questions.

If you are ready to begin the process of installing a Solar System, visit our Solar Forms and Application page.