TEP GoSolar Home
Go 100% solar for an affordable monthly rate that won’t change for a decade.
Your electric bills can be as predictable as the sunrise. Just sign up for the TEP GoSolar Home program and power your home with solar energy.
The monthly energy rate you pay for solar power - based on your last 12 months of usage – can remain fixed for 10 years. All with no maintenance costs and no rooftop installation required. It’s an easy, affordable way to go solar with TEP.
New Application Window Coming Soon!
Although we’re not accepting new applications right now, we’re working on plans to expand the program. Check back here later this year to learn how you can apply.
Features and benefits
- Clean renewable energy from a local TEP solar array.
- No annual price hikes as seen in some rooftop solar lease contracts and no equipment maintenance costs.
- Fixed energy rate for 10 years. If your annual usage increases or decreases by more than 15%, your rate will be adjusted accordingly.
- Protection against future energy cost increases.
- Exemption from ECA, LFCR, and PPFAC. Some surcharges and taxes still apply.
- Renewable energy option for renters and homeowners, including those whose rooftops are shaded by trees or nearby buildings.
TEP GoSolar Home makes it easy for customers to go solar for an affordable price that can remain fixed for 10 years. You’ll pay the same amount every month for electric service, just like our Budget Billing customers. But unlike participants in that program, you’ll be exempt from rate changes and certain surcharges for a decade if your annual usage remains relatively consistent.*
Your fixed monthly price will be based on your current annual usage and may result in a slight decrease or increase in your electric bill. But your fixed bill could save you money compared to TEP’s other pricing plans if those rates increase in the future. You’ll also avoid annual price hikes and equipment maintenance fees associated with other solar energy options.
Participants must have at least 12 months of TEP service with a good payment history. Because the program replaces a traditional pricing plan, participants cannot also take service under a time-of-use or demand-based plan. Business customers are not eligible for TEP GoSolar Home but may be eligible to participate in our TEP GoSolar Shares program.
Because TEP GoSolar Home customers will buy power from a new dedicated 15 megawatt (MW) solar array in southeast Tucson, participation is limited by the capacity of this clean, local energy resource. The array is expected to come online in late 2022. Although the program is currently fully subscribed, customers can visit this page in the near future to learn how they can participate in our planned program expansion.
Solar energy source
The energy will be generated by a dedicated 15 MW solar power system that will be built on 100 acres in southeast Tucson. The system will include more than 35,100 photovoltaic modules that are expected to produce about 35,800 megawatt hours every year — enough to serve the annual electric needs of more than 2,500 homes. The solar panels will be mounted to single-axis trackers (SAT). The (SAT) track the sun east to west throughout the day allowing the solar panels to always be oriented facing directly at the sun for maximum production., especially in the afternoon hours when customers' energy needs peak.
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*The cost is calculated by taking your annual usage in kilowatt-hours (kWh) divided by 1,900 kWh, the expected amount of energy produced per year from one kilowatt (kW) of installed solar. That “solar rate capacity” in kW is multiplied by $19 to determine the fixed bill payment. If your energy usage increases or decreases by 15% or more in any calendar year, your monthly payment will be recalculated and adjusted.