Solar panels at sunset

Go Solar with TEP

Power your home or business with cost-effective community solar power.

Want an easy way to go solar? Our GoSolar programs let you plug in to TEP's local solar arrays to power your home or business with affordable renewable energy. Get your share of the sun now!

You won’t have to worry about annual price hikes or equipment maintenance expenses. You’ll also enjoy protection against future energy cost increases while reducing your carbon footprint by securing a clean, renewable energy resource for your home or business.

Which community solar program is best for you?

TEP GoSolar Programs
TEP GoSolar Home TEP GoSolar Shares
Buy all of your power from a local 5 megawatt (MW) TEP solar array for a monthly price that can remain fixed for 10 years. Lock in your approximate current average electric costs for a decade.*
Purchase some or all of your power from local TEP solar arrays on a flexible, month-to-month basis. Buy solar power in “shares” of 150 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month for about 1 cent per kWh.
Eligibility
  • Residential customers only
  • Must own your home
  • Must have 12 months of consecutive usage history with TEP and good payment history
  • Residential and business customers
  • Owners and renters
Length of Commitment
  • 10 years, but you can leave the program with no exit fee if you sell your home
  • Month-to-month, cancel any time
  • Increase or decrease your number of shares just once every 12 months
Cost
  • Fixed monthly price is based on your current annual usage*
  • A one-time processing fee of $100, plus tax, that can be broken up into four equal installments
  • Each share adds about $1.50 to your monthly electric bill
  • Lock in your power supply costs for 20 years and avoid paying some surcharges
  • No up-front or maintenance costs
  • Program rates must be paid in full each month, regardless of actual energy consumption
  • If solar energy purchased exceeds actual usage during a billing period, the excess is carried forward to the next billing period as a credit
  • Any credit remaining after the September billing period is paid in full as a credit on the next bill
Surcharge exemptions
  • Environmental Compliance Adjustor (ECA) charge
  • Purchased Power and Fuel Adjustment Clause (PPFAC) charge
  • Lost Fixed Cost Recovery (LFCR) charge

These surcharges are adjusted regularly to reflect changing energy costs and other factors, so the benefit of avoiding them would increase over time if the surcharges rise.

  • Renewable Energy Standard Tariff (REST) charge
  • Purchased Power and Fuel Adjustment Clause (PPFAC) charge

Both surcharges are adjusted regularly to reflect changing energy costs and other factors, so the benefit of avoiding them would increase over time if the surcharges rise.

Will my bill go down?
  • Maybe, depending on your level of usage and current pricing plan
  • Interested customers will be presented with a new, estimated bill amount during the application process and then will be able to choose whether they want to proceed
  • Monthly rate will be fixed for 10 years*
  • Participants will see future savings if costs for traditional energy increase
  • No, rather it’s an affordable way to meet your electric needs with clean renewable energy
  • The power supply component of your bill covered by solar shares remains fixed for 20 years
  • Shares are exempt from REST and PPFAC surcharges, which are adjusted regularly. The benefits of avoiding them would increase over time if the surcharges rise.
Source of energy
  • New local TEP 5 MW solar array, expected to come online in 2020
  • TEP’s community-scale solar arrays
Pricing Plan
  • TEP GoSolar Home; participants can apply for the program and make fixed payments now
  • Participants cannot be on a time-of-use or demand-based plan
  • Basic (Residential Service), Small General Service Basic, Medium General Service
  • Participants cannot be on a time-of-use or demand-based plan
Availability
  • Limited to the 5 MW output of the dedicated solar array
  • Initially, the program will accommodate approximately 900 customers. Once it is fully subscribed, customers may be placed on a waiting list until resources from the dedicated array become available
  • Limited to the total output of TEP’s community-scale solar arrays (excluding the system dedicated to the TEP GoSolar Home program)
  • Once the program is fully subscribed, customers may be placed on a waiting list until new local solar resources become available

*Calculated by taking your annual kWh usage 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 fluctuates up or down by 15% or more, your monthly payment will be recalculated and adjusted.

TEP GoSolar Home

Buy all of your power from a local 5 megawatt (MW) TEP solar array for a monthly price that can remain fixed for 10 years. Lock in your approximate current average electric costs for a decade.*

TEP GoSolar Shares

Purchase some or all of your power from local TEP solar arrays on a flexible, month-to-month basis. Buy solar power in “shares” of 150 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month for about 1 cent per kWh.

Compare the two options

TEP GoSolar Home FAQs

TEP GoSolar Shares FAQs