The 25-member Central Miami (North) solar co-op and the 31-member Central Miami (South) solar co-op today issued requests for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group members created the co-ops to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The groups also announced they will host an information meeting on June 6, at 7 p.m. in the Key Biscayne Community Center to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
Residents of Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, City of Miami west to the Palmetto interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the Central Miami (North) co-op webpage. Residents of Pinecrest, South Miami and unincorporated neighborhoods west to West Kendall interested in joining the co-op sign up at the Central Miami (South) co-op webpage.
Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will select a single company to complete all of 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 to 20% off the cost of their system.