Solar Assessment Program (SAP)
The Southeast Ohio Public Energy Council (SOPEC), with support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ohio Rural Development office, is offering free solar assessments for rural small businesses and agricultural producers.
Businesses and farmers in Athens, Belmont, Fairfield, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington counties will receive their free solar assessment from Appalachian Renewable Power (ARP), a full-service solar installation company that serves southeast Ohio, western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. More here:
Before businesses or farmers receive their free solar assessment, SOPEC will be speaking directly to business and/or property owners to capture important information about energy goals, electricity usage, and roof and/or ground space availability for solar systems while providing assistance and resources available for low-cost financing, federal tax credits, and the USDA REAP grant, a competitive reimbursement grant for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements of up to 25% for eligible rural businesses and farmers in the Solar Assessment Program (SAP) territory.
By answering the questions below, you are entering your small business or farming operation into the SAP intake portal to receive your free solar assessment.
After completion, SOPEC will reach out by phone/email to briefly review your options as an electric utility user, to discuss what to look for in a solar assessment, and to learn how we can follow up after your assessment.
For more information about SOPEC, please see:
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Business or Agricultural Producer?
Agricultural Producer / Farmer
Name of Business / Agricultural Operation?
Address of Business / Agricultural Operation?
Name of Contact
Contact Info (Email and/or Phone #)
Who is your electric utility?
South Central Power
Buckeye Rural Electric
Adams Rural Electric
To get a clear understanding of your electricity usage, will you be able to provide a copy of your electric bill(s) for ARP during your solar assessment?
How many kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity are you using per month? (or highest month)
What season do you use the most electricity? - This can be verified reviewing your electric bills later.
All seasons see equal electricity usage
Date and time to complete on-site solar assessment? Please list 3 dates with time preference.
Do you have questions before receiving your free solar assessment?
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