Solar Energy

 

The Wellspring® program also offers members an opportunity to support solar developments through the Wellspring Solar program.

Members can sign up for the program with Lake Country Power’s member service department. Wellspring is a voluntary program offered to co-op members.

While the electricity that is delivered to your home includes at least 25 percent renewable energy, the Wellspring program allows energy-conscious members the option to feel good about their energy choices.

Both Wellspring Solar and Wellspring Wind programs work the same. Pricing varies per program.

  • An average home uses 800 - 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month
  • You can purchase Wellspring Energy in 100 kWh blocks. One block per month is the minimum requirement for a 12-month commitment.  
  • Eight to ten blocks is equivalent to an average home's monthly electric use.
  • Participating members pay an additional amount on their electric bills.
  • Participants remain on the program for 12 months, minimum. After 12 months, you may discontinue participation at any time.

Renewable Energy Source

Cost per 100 kWh block/month 

Member purchases at least one 100-kWh block each month for 12 months, minimum

Wind

50 cents per block

$6/year

Solar

$2.00 per block

$24/year

 

Related Links: 

American Wind Energy Association

Minnesota Department of Commerce

Energy Savers

UseElectric.com  

Energy Star

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

U.S. Department of Energy (energy efficiency and renewable energy)   

U.S. Department of Energy (federal government site)   

Windustry