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Rooftop Solar

Rooftop Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity for your home by using photovoltaic (PV) cells. PWC offers two renewable energy rate options. 

Before you make a commitment or sign an agreement with a solar contractor, please contact us at (910) 223-4950 or solar@faypwc.com to discuss which option is best for you.

A solar contractor can guide you through the installation process, but it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the information provided below, including the application process and permitting requirements.

What are PWC’s renewable energy rate options?

PWC currently offers a Buy All, Sell All option and the new Renewable Energy Buy Back Rider option will be available May 1, 2023. PLEASE NOTE: PWC does not endorse, promote, or prefer any specific service or installer. 

Renewable Energy Buy Back (REBB) Rider
Available to solar electric renewable generation of 10 kW or less.

  • REBB Rider
  • Available to solar electric renewable generation of 10 kW or less
  • Requires 1 meter (bi-directional) at the applicable basic facility charge
  • Allows for home or business to utilize energy generated by solar equipment first and exports excess to PWC’s electric grid
  • Customer receives monthly bill credit for all exported energy
  • Customer credit shall not exceed the total current kWh energy charges on the monthly bill
  • Excess production does not carry forward to the next month’s bill

Buy All Sell All (BASA)
Required for any solar electric renewable generation over 10 kW

  • BASA Rate
  • Required for any solar electric renewable generation over 10 kW
  • Requires 2 meters at the applicable basic facility charge
  • Customer is billed for all energy consumed during billing period on the applicable service rate
  • Customer receives credit for all energy generated at BASA customer credit rate
  • Customer credit shall not exceed the total current kWh energy charges on the monthly bill
  • Excess production that cannot be credited during the billing period does carry over and will be applied to future month’s energy charges
  • Existing customers on the BASA rate can remain on this rate or choose to reconfigure their solar system for the new Renewable Energy Buy Back (REBB) Rider rate

Once you choose the PWC rate option that is right for you, there are several things to consider.  Scroll down for more information and tips on how to proceed.

PLEASE NOTE:  There are many things to consider when deciding to install solar panels at your residence.  PWC encourages you to thoroughly research your options and steps to install panels prior to signing any contracts.  There are many resources available, including the ones listed here, to help you make the right choice for your home.  PWC is providing this list for informational purposes only and does not endorse, promote, or prefer any specific service or installer. 

If you decide rooftop solar isn’t an option for you or you don’t own your home, you can still benefit from solar energy. PWC Community Solar allows homeowners and renters to benefit from a single, shared solar array that is located at PWC’s Butler-Warner Generation Plant.


What do I need to know before considering rooftop solar?

Is my home suitable for solar panels?

Solar panels are built to work in all climates, but there are several things to consider before installing them on your home:

  • Do trees near your home create excessive shade on your roof?
  • Will the size and shape of your roof support solar panels?
  • What direction does your house face? Typically, solar panels perform best on south-facing roofs.
  • What is the slope of your roof? Typically, a slope between 15 and 40 degrees works best.
  • How old is your roof and how long until it needs replacing?
  • Do solar panels affect your homeowner’s insurance?

For more information about the basics of solar energy, your solar options, and questions to ask solar professionals:


Find a Solar Provider/Installer

Selecting the right contractor is one of the most important decisions you make during the rooftop solar installation process.  Best practice is to get more than one quote from experienced contractors, all with the same project specifications. Below are some tips and resources to help you find, compare, and select the right contractor for your project.

These solar installers are considered knowledgeable of PWC’s process and expected to be in compliance with PWC standards. PWC is providing this list for informational purposes only and does not endorse, promote, or prefer any specific service or installer. Companies that are interested in being added to this list can contact PWC at (910) 223-4950 or solar@faypwc.com for more information.

The Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO) also offers mapping services that can provide you with quotes from pre-screened solar providers in your area. It’s important to thoroughly read reviews of solar companies to make sure you are selecting the best fit for you and your home.


Financing & Incentives

Federal and State incentives are available.


Permitting & Application Process

Your solar contractor will guide you through the installation process. Most solar contractors manage the solar permitting process for their customers. After your system passes final inspection and you have permission to operate from PWC and the City of Fayetteville, your utility bill will reflect that you are a solar customer.


Need Assistance?

If you are unsure of eligibility requirements, terms and conditions, or just have additional questions about PWC’s solar options, we encourage you to contact a Customer Programs Specialist at (910) 223-4950 or email solar@faypwc.com.