Solar co-op launches for Northern Arizona residents to go solar together

Flagstaff, Ariz. – Today, alongside the City of Flagstaff, City of Sedona, and Coconino County, the nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced the launch of the Northern Arizona Solar Co-op to help area residents go solar. “The co-op will enable Northern Arizona homeowners and business owners to…

What Dominion’s Time of Use plan means for solar owners

If you live in Dominion Energy service territory you may have a new option for how you are charged for the electricity you use. This new rate is called time-of-use (TOU). This new rate structure (also called a tariff) may provide benefits to some solar owners. It could also benefit…

Solar investment tax credit extended; What this means for you

Last year ended with great news for solar! The federal government provides a tax credit to homeowners who buy solar systems. Homeowners who installed solar in 2020 were eligible for a 26% tax credit. If you installed a solar system that cost $10,000, you would receive a $2,600 credit against…

FirstEnergy Drops $250 Million Proposal for Aging Coal-Fired Power Plants

A coalition of energy advocates issued the following release announcing a major victory for West Virginia utility customers: Charleston, WV — The West Virginia Public Service Commission approved a settlement agreement between West Virginia Citizen Action Group (CAG) and Solar United Neighbors (SUN), FirstEnergy Corp., and other parties that halts…

Ohio advisory board adds two new members

Solar United Neighbors’ Ohio Advisory Board is growing! We’re excited to add Yvonka M. Hall and Cathy Cowan Becker. Both are leaders in their communities. They bring decades of experience of fighting for energy democracy as well as clean air and drinking water for all Ohioans. Yvonka Hall Yvonka M.

From HOA Denial to Approval of Solar Panel Installation in Goshen, Indiana

I installed solar on my home this summer. It’s a great feeling. Our system is lowering our electric bill and reducing our carbon footprint. I only wish I could have had the system sooner. Thanks to a lengthy process of working with my homeowners association (HOA), it took me three…

New guide shows how your community can make the switch to solar

A new resource from Power A Clean Future Ohio describes what municipalities can do to transform their energy economy. America’s transition to clean energy begins in local communities. Solar United Neighbors is proud to have worked on a new set of resources to help them achieve this goal. These…

Solar supporters urge Indiana energy task force to include distributed energy in discussions

Last year, Indiana lawmakers created a group to study how changes in our energy system would impact Indiana. The 15-member group is called the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force. Its members include state legislators and appointees selected by the Governor. It is required to submit a final…

5 solar maintenance mistakes you can’t afford to make

You made the decision to go solar. That’s awesome! Now you can sit back, relax, and watch the sun pay your bills forever, right? Well, not quite. Solar systems are pretty low maintenance, but they last longest and work best when they’re well maintained. These five maintenance mistakes could shorten…
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