Co-op participants in Manatee County seek installer

The 119-participant Manatee County Solar Co-op today issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group participants created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The group also announced it will host an information meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 24 at the Central Library in Bradenton to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template. Manatee County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.

Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op participants 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 off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group particpants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County, South Florida Museum, Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage, Sierra Club Manatee-Sarasota Group, Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Manatee County Audubon Society and Solar United Neighbors are the co-op sponsors

Upcoming information sessions:

Wednesday, January 24
6 p.m.
Central Library
1301 Barcorrota Boulevard West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Click here to RSVP

Tuesday, February 20
6 p.m.
YMCA Lakewood Ranch
5100 Lakewood Ranch Boulevard
Bradenton, FL 34211
Click here to RSVP

Thursday, March 22
6 p.m.
Braden River Library
4915 53 Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203
Click here to RSVP

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