Renewables for Home & Business
Boone Electric is proud to work with our members considering installation of a renewable source at their home or business. We want to make the process easy, so this page has the necessary links to information you will need to know BEFORE investing. Installing a renewable energy source does not only involve a contractor, it also involves electrical codes, safety codes, city or county permits, and as your utility, permission to hook up to the electrical grid. We want you to have all of this information at your fingertips, so no matter where you are in the process, you will be more informed about becoming a net-metering member. We encourage you to call us, even if you are only thinking about solar, wind, ground source (geothermal) or hydro electricity. We would love to help. 573-449-4181
Energy.gov recommends visiting the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency website (DSIRE) for the latest state and federal incentives and rebates.
Is a not-for-profit with a goal of more affordable, reliable, sustainable clean energy and energy efficiency for more Americans.
Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is transforming energy through research, development, commercialization, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. This might be more the geek living inside all of us.
We rebate advanced thermostats to updated information to energy efficient ground source heat pumps and more!
Our Power Use Advisor will make a trip to your home at no cost to help you understand where and how energy efficiency improvements may help lower your monthly bills.
This is the city's list of contractors who they have approved to work on homes within city limits.
Missouri's Division of Energy offers resources and recommendations for interested consumers.
U.S. Department of Energy's recommendations for solar installation.
The American Solar Energy Society is an industry resource offering a checklist for consumers when choosing and working with installers and contractors.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Estimates the energy production and cost of energy of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems throughout the world. It allows homeowners, small building owners, installers and manufacturers to easily develop estimates of the performance of potential PV installations.
Safe Electricity prides itself on keeping the public informed on safe practices with electricity. They worked with fire fighters in the St. Charles area about solar safety.
Watch here: https://youtu.be/obBU2R6Ax1g
Associated Electric (AECI) is based in Springfield, Missouri, and is the generator for nearly all of Missouri's local cooperatives like Boone Electric. Being a BEC member-owner means you are also a member-owner of AECI.
It allows you to see the potential sun your roof may receive. However, remember, if trees are around your home, the numbers you see would only work if you cut them down.
Missouri offers wind maps to show area where potential wind energy could be harnessed.
5 Things to know about Geothermal (Ground Source): https://www.energy.gov/eere/articles/5-things-you-should-know-about-geothermal-heat-pumps
Environmental Protection Agency of the U.S. Government.
This offers information about how our rebates work if installing ground source system.
Shows where geothermal is available and how heat pumps work. https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/heat-and-cool/heat-pump-systems/geothermal-heat-pumps
This explains how Missouri uses hydro as a state. https://energy.mo.gov/clean-energy/hydroelectric-power
This introduces U.S. residents to the idea of how microhdyro electricity works. Think hydroelectricity for a home near a fast moving stream: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/buying-and-making-electricity/microhydropower-systems