Co-op completed

Maricopa County Solar Co-op

Open to residents of the Phoenix metro area and Maricopa County.

210 members of 200 member goal

Co-op closes to new members on June 3, 2022

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Imagine walking into a solar company’s office with 50 or 100 of your neighbors and saying, “We all want to get solar. What kind of deal can you give us?”

That’s a solar co-op!

In fact, it’s even better than that. In addition to competitive pricing on solar panels, you get:

  • Info to help you understand solar. Our vendor-neutral solar experts are here to help you understand how solar works and make the best decision for your energy needs.
  • A direct line to ask specific questions. You can call or email us anytime you need help. We’ll be here now and long after you install solar.
  • A team that solicits and reviews proposals from solar companies. First, Solar United Neighbors requests bids on your behalf. Then, a committee of your fellow co-op members meet to assess the pros and cons and select the best installer for the group. (Note: If that sounds interesting to you, you’re also welcome to join the selection committee!)
  • Community. You’ll join the growing solar movement. You’ll have a built-in network of support and inspiration from others who, like you, are taking a stand for energy freedom and advancing the clean energy economy.
  • A bigger impact! Going solar creates jobs, and puts energy production and its benefits back in the hands of the people and contributes to cleaner air and water for everyone. A solar co-op amplifies those outcomes exponentially.

Watch the video below to learn more about our solar co-op process and its benefits, or view our FAQs.

How does a co-op work?

Can’t make our info session?

Watch a recorded session for general information on solar, how co-ops work, and what to expect if you join.

How much does solar cost? How much can you save?


Co-op Partners

MariSol Federal Credit Union / Poder Latinx

Vote Solar / City of Scottsdale — Green Building Program

CHISPA AZ / Raza Development Fund 

 

Maricopa County Solar Co-op releases RFP, announces upcoming events

Monday, April 11, 2022

On Monday, April 4, the 44-member Maricopa County Solar Co-op issued a request for proposals (RFP) 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. Sponsors of the co-op include MariSol Federal Credit Union, Poder Latinx, Vote Solar, City of Scottsdale – Green Building Program, CHISPA AZ, and Raza Development Fund.

Upcoming events for the co-op include an information session – presented in Spanish – on April 13 at 6pm (RSVP here), an information session – presented in coordination with Scottsdale’s Green Building Program – on April 28 at 6pm (RSVP here), and an in-person meet-and-greet at MariSol Federal Credit Union on May 11 at 6pm (RSVP here).

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template here. Residents of Maricopa County who are interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.

The solar co-op is free to join and joining 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, members can save up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Co-op launched
February 28, 2022

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Installer selected

Co-op members selected Green Muscle Solar to be the group's installer through an open and competitive bidding process.

The company is in the process of developing personalized proposals for each co-op participant.

Co-op organizer

Bret Fanshaw
Arizona Program Director
Solar United Neighbors

Hello and thank you for checking out the solar co-op!
 

Whether you’re just curious about solar, or you’re ready to make the switch now, I’m here to help. I can answer any questions you have about solar. I’ll give you installer-neutral guidance to help you make an informed, confident decision about going solar.
 

I have been a solar policy and environmental advocate in Arizona for more than a decade. I work throughout Arizona, helping communities go solar, join together, and fight for energy rights. Solar co-ops are a big part of this work!
 

I love seeing fellow Arizonans harvesting sunshine to lower their electric bills and build a clean, equitable energy system in their communities!
 

Take a look around the co-op page, and let me know how I can help you today.

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