Solar Power Information

Are you thinking about solar? Wake Electric supports renewable energy efforts and has developed a program for members who wish to generate their own electricity. If you are considering installing solar, we recommend that you read the information below. If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Solar power basics chart showing energy produced throughout a 24 hour day.

Remember, you can examine your hourly energy use on our member portal. Focus on the energy used between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. because those are the hours that the sun is directly over most installations. When the sun is on the horizon, electricity production is greatly diminished.

Look at months in different seasons, such as January, April, July and November, to see how your energy use changes throughout the year. For the most payback, build a system that covers your usage only during those time periods. Build a system that sells back as little electricity as possible as the additional cost of installing more panels than you need to power your home is offset by a lower rate.

If you have questions, call Wake Electric at 1.800.474.6300 or 919.863.6300 or email at