Solar Energy

Environmental Commitment

Solar energy is power that is harnessed from the sun. This energy can be used as a heat source, called solar thermal, or as a power source, called solar electric.

Types of solar EnergyTypes of Solar Energy

Multiple options exist to harness solar energy. Read about the types of solar energy here.

Costs of Solar Energy Costs of Solar Energy

Examine the costs associated with the different types of solar implementations.

Alabama's Solar PotentialAlabama's Solar Potential

Find out about the solar energy available for use in our region.

Solar Panel WebsiteSolar Panel Website

Learn how solar power is being used at our Corporate Headquarters' building and monitor the electricity output of four types of panels.

Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions

Browse some of the frequently asked questions about solar energy.

Rate PAE Rate PAE

Alabama Power provides a "Purchase of Alternate Energy" rate for excess generation from alternative energy sources.

Solar for Your Business Solar for Your Business

Read about the opportunities for commercial and industrial solar installations.

Solar Product Solar Products for Your Home

Learn more about solar appliances for your home.