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Is NGEMC testing different solar technologies?

Yes. Through TVA’s Solar Solutions Initiative (SSI) with local power companies, NGEMC has installed a solar array at our Dalton office with a 89.6 kW generation capacity. The array may supply up to 15 percent of our Dalton building’s needs and give us first‐hand knowledge of solar technologies.


Can I install solar panels at my home or business on the NGEMC distribution system?

Yes, you could install a PV system yourself, but it may be wiser to hire a professional contractor so you can avoid complications or injury. Be sure to ask NGEMC about its interconnection requirements, including costs and liability insurance. If you have not already talked with NGEMC about your plans, do so now by contacting Director of Member Relations & Energy Services John Wilson at 706.259.3394, ext. 1508 or email Discuss the steps you have taken to get to this point and provide information on the PV system you are considering. You need to make sure that the system meets NGEMC’s criteria for interconnection.

You may have many other questions about a solar power system’s installation cost, reliability, size and space needed, lifetime, performance at night or on cloudy days and what federal and state tax incentives are available. Visit the Solar 101 webpage for answers to many solar frequently asked questions. 

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TVA Green Power Programs:


  • Green Power Providers was developed to encourage the development of small-scale solar, wind, biomass and hydro generation systems across the Tennessee Valley that are 50 kilowatts or less.
  • Contact NGEMC Energy Services for up-to-date information on other solar power development programs.


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