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Solar Power Options

OG&E Community Solar

Solar is easy with OG&E! OG&E's first Arkansas solar farm is scheduled for completion in 2021. Our solar farms make an environmentally-friendly choice easy - you don't have to buy or maintain your own panels. More information about how Arkansas customers can choose our guaranteed OG&E Solar Power Price is coming soon.

Rooftop Solar

Thinking about generating your own power at your home or business? Start here to learn about your options, find facts about the process, and get connected.

Additional Solar Information

  • Solar FAQs
  • Solar Myths
  • Solar Rates
  • Solar Documents
     

Do I have to submit an Interconnection Application for my generating facility?

Yes, an Interconnection Application is required for all generating facilities that can send energy to OG&E's system.  The application is needed to determine if:

  • there is enough capacity on OG&E's system for energy sent from your generating facility,

  • any work needs to be performed and the cost of that work, and

  • the generating facility is compatible with OG&E's system.

     
     

Do I need approval to install my generating facility?

Yes. You must submit an application for preliminary approval prior to installing your generating facility.

     
     

How long is the application process?

The Net Metering application review process is 30 business days from receipt of a complete application. If OG&E is not your energy supplier, you can apply to participate in Net Metering with your energy supplier.

     
     

If I am installing a portable generator, is an Interconnection Application required?

An Interconnection Application is not required if the generator is temporarily installed for emergency use only and is not running parallel with the Company's system.

     
     

Will my system produce energy during a power outage?

For safety reasons, a private generating system's inverter that is connected to OG&E's system is designed to shut down automatically when a power outage occurs.

     
     

The government will give you free solar panels.

You may come across scammy solar advertisements about “free solar panels from the government.” This isn’t true; you may be able to get solar for $0 down with a solar loan or lease, but federal and state governments don't provide free solar panel installations.

While the government won’t cover the cost of a solar panel installation, they do subsidize the upfront cost of purchasing a solar panel system through various solar incentives. The federal investment tax credit (ITC) allows you to claim 26 percent of the cost of your solar installation as a credit towards what you owe in federal taxes.

     
     

Going solar means going off the grid.

It is possible to install an off-grid solar panel system with the use of solar batteries, but the majority of solar panel installations are grid-tied. This allows you to use solar energy produced by your system during the day and draw electricity from the grid after the sun is down.

Also, OG&E will provide credits on your electricity bill for excess energy produced during the day because of a policy called net metering. With net metering, you’ll only be charged for the net amount of energy you’re using from the grid. If you generate more electricity than you use in a given month, you can use those net metering credits on a future bill.

     
     

Solar panels won’t work in the winter.

Solar panels need sunshine to generate electricity. You will likely generate less solar power in the winter months than summer because of fewer sunlight hours.

When your solar panels are covered in snow, they will not be generating power. Fortunately, solar panels are designed to bear a certain amount of weight and the snow shouldn’t cause any issues. Additionally, most panels are tilted at an angle so next time the sun comes out, the snow will slide off on its own.

     
     

You'll never pay an electric bill again.

It is highly unlikely for a residential solar system to cover 100% of consumption.

It is impossible to produce 100% of consumption without batteries to store the energy produced during the day, to be used at night, when the panels can't produce electricity.

Typically, customers are able to offset their consumption during peak times, when energy is more expensive. This can provide savings on your electric bill, but your bill will always include your usage, a meter charge, other riders, fees and taxes.

 

     
     

I can expect to pay and save the same amount as my neighbor with solar panels.

Solar is not one-size-fits-all — each system is custom-designed for a roof and the amount of sunlight it receives. Even on the same street, the orientation of your roof may mean you receive more or less sunlight than your neighbor. This could increase the amount of electricity you can produce but could also mean a larger monthly payment than your neighbor with a smaller array.

     
     

Solar doesn’t make sense if the panels don’t cover 100 percent of my power.

Although rooftop solar cannot typically offset your entire electricity bill, it often decreases the amount you pay each month — even though you’re using the same amount of energy. 

     
     

Summer: Time of Use (June - September)

Standard rate: 9.8¢

Low Production Days & Nights

When the sun isn't shining in the summer—like on cloudy days or overnight—you'll pay a variable rate.

On-peak weekday hours, 2-7 p.m.: 23.6¢

Off-peak weekdays, all weekend, all holidays: 5.6¢

     
     

Winter (October - May)

In winter, you’ll keep the guaranteed 9.8¢ standard solar power rate for energy produced at the solar farm and pay standard rates for your other energy.

     

Understanding Your Solar Bill