Thinking About Solar

Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into a clean, green source of energy. Solar is a hot topic, and we want to provide Members with information to make an informed decision regarding this type of investment. While rooftop solar (photovoltaic or PV) works for some, it’s not the answer for all. We want our Members to fully understand the true costs, the operational reality of this form of energy, and actual energy savings potential. Together, we can look at the energy picture to help determine best options for your home.

To find out whether solar makes sense for your home, try our Solar Calculator:

Steps Before Installing Solar

  1. Review your energy use on the Talquin web or contact us for assistance to understand how much electricity you use and other important factors that can help determine what size system works for you.
  2. Review requirements, below.
  3. Use the Solar Calculator, above, to approximate how much you can save with solar and how much your system will cost.
  4. Understand the complete financial implications of owning solar. There is an upfront cost to install a system and annual maintenance costs. Make sure the vendor you purchase from is reputable and supports future maintenance.
  5. Get multiple quotes from qualified solar vendors and financing providers before you make any decisions.

Contact Us

We are here to help you navigate the decision by providing a better understanding of your electricity use, accurate rates, and rules and guidelines. Please contact our office at for more information.


Talquin utilizes net metering which is the difference in the applicable billing period between the amount of electricity supplied by the Cooperative compared to the amount of electricity generated by the respective Member that is delivered to the Cooperative.

The following documentation must be completed and returned to the Cooperative:

  1. Interconnection Agreement
  2. Line Diagram of Renewable Generation Service and Output Level
  3. Proof of Insurance
  4. County Inspection/Release

FAQ and Additional Information

Net Metering Tariff

Seminole Electric Rate Schedule