The 41-member 51st State Solar Co-op issued a request for proposals (RFP) today from area solar installers. The group members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. As a DOEE-funded Solar for All project, this co-op also focuses on expanding access to solar to low-income households. Low- and moderate-income households qualified for the Solar for All grant funding from DOEE will have the cost of their solar arrays covered by the grant (via Solar United Neighbors) and a portion of the homeowner’s SREC income. Click here to learn more about the 51st State Solar Co-op, including some statistics from Round 1 of the co-op.
51st State Solar Co-op Round 2
The group will host two information meetings to educate the community about solar and the co-op process on Tuesday, July 17th at 12:30 p.m. and on Thursday, July 19th at 6:30 p.m. Details are below:
Tuesday, July 17th
Thursday, July 19th
Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will select a single company to complete all the installations. They will then have the option to purchase panels individually based on the installer’s group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, participants can save up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.