Alternative Energy

Bask in the Glow of a Brighter Tomorrow. Solar and wind power are some of the most environmentally-friendly forms of energy.

What is Co-Op Solar?

Co-Op Solar is a solar energy program from Kankakee Valley REMC.  Unlike individual rooftop solar systems, Co-Op Solar is a "community solar" system that allows many co-op members to get the benefits of solar energy. 

When you participate in Co-Op Solar, you purchase blocks of solar power. Each block you buy gives you access to solar energy.  Members can purchase Co-Op Solar blocks at the current rate of .20 cents each per month, per block, for up to one half of your average annual electricity use.  The charge for the number of blocks you agree to purchase will be billed on your monthly electric bill. 

KV REMC Co-Op Solar Program Member Agreement
Learn more about Co-Op Solar

What is Co-Op Solar?

Co-Op Solar is a solar energy program from Kankakee Valley REMC.  Unlike individual rooftop solar systems, Co-Op Solar is a “community solar” system-a larger system that allows many co-op members to get the benefits of solar energy.

What happened to Community Solar?
How does Co-Op Solar work?
Where are the arrays located?
What happens when it’s cloudy?
What am I purchasing?
How much does Co-Op Solar cost?
Will I get a credit on my bill each month for what the array produces?
If I buy one block to start, can I still buy more in the future?
Who is eligible to participate?
Do I need to own a home to participate?
What if I move?
How do I sign up for Co-Op Solar?

Wind & Solar Energy Interconnection

We advise our members to conduct a thorough investigation of the benefits of alternative energy (wind/solar) generation before making an investment. The investments in alternative energy systems are not small and we want to be sure our members have fully evaluated the paybacks that may be realized from an installation.

Your alternative energy system installation will be required to meet all applicable National Electric Safety Codes and National Electric Codes. One of the requirements is that protection is present that will automatically disconnect your system from the utility in the event of a power failure on the utility side of the meter. There also must be a manual disconnect switch installed near the electric meter that will allow our line personnel to disconnect your system from our distribution system.

That switch must be labeled to identify its function. Your alternative energy system dealer should be able to assist you in meeting these requirements as part of the installation package. An application for interconnection must be submitted to the REMC for approval prior to the installation of any equipment. You will also need to enter into an indemnity agreement with the REMC in which you agree to hold the REMC harmless for any liabilities that may arise as the result of your interconnection. A certificate of insurance is required from your insurer, showing that you have the policy to cover you under such liabilities and naming Kankakee Valley REMC as an additional interested party or certification holder, prior to the interconnection of your system.


Distributed Generation

To view the Member Distributed Generation Packet for smaller than 10kW CLICK HERE.

To view the Member Distribution Generation Packet for greater than 10kW CLICK HERE.


Reference applications for fee structure.  

Member Consumer Process for Installing Distributed Generation

Sample copies of required documents and reference material may be accessed from the following links:

Rate Information:

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  • Send to:
    Kankakee Valley REMC
    PO Box 157
    Wanatah, IN 46390
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