SRP Announces “Solar Choice” Program for Customers Interested in Supporting Clean Energy in Arizona
SRP announced a new program for residential and small business customers interested in supporting large-scale solar energy growth, called “Solar Choice.” Customers enrolled in SRP Solar Choice can choose to offset half or all their energy use with clean, solar power energy by paying as little as a half a cent per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on top of their current monthly price plan with SRP.
"This offers a simple and affordable way for our customers to support the advancement of solar energy in Arizona," said Dan Dreiling, Director of Customer Programs at SRP. "It will also help SRP achieve key sustainability goals, like reducing our carbon footprint, while giving our customers more renewable energy choices and keeping costs low."
The program offsets the monthly energy use from enrolled customers’ homes or businesses with clean energy from SRP’s growing portfolio of utility-scale solar plants around the state, supports lowering Arizona’s carbon emissions, and grows local demand for renewable energy. SRP Solar Choice replaces SRP’s legacy EarthWise Energy and Community Solar programs.
“For those not in the position to install solar on the home or business they rent or own, this program gives customers the ability to support clean energy and carbon-emission reductions on a broad scale for a low cost,” said Dreiling.
With SRP Solar Choice, customers pay just a half a cent per kWh premium on top of their current price plan. This price is 50 percent less than SRP’s previous EarthWise Energy program. As an example of how the program works, if a residential customer uses 1,500 kWh each month and chooses to offset 100 percent of his or her household energy use, the SRP Solar Choice premium he or she pays would be $7.50 for the month. If the same customer chooses to offset fifty percent of his or her energy use, the premium would be $3.75.
Customers who enroll in SRP Solar Choice also have the option to unenroll from the program if they so choose. To learn more about the SRP Solar Choice program or enroll online, customers can visit SRP.net/solar-choice.
Solar Choice is among many SRP sustainability and customer programs that help to reduce carbon, leverage renewable energy sources, and increase customer choice. This program serves as part of SRP’s 2035 sustainability goal to reduce carbon intensity by 65 percent in 2035 and by 90 percent in 2050 from 2005 levels.
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SRP is a community-based, not-for-profit public power utility and the largest provider of electricity in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, serving more than 1 million customers. SRP is also the metropolitan area’s largest supplier of water, delivering about 750,000 acre-feet annually to municipal, urban and agricultural water users.