Open to new members

Northwest Colorado Solar Co-op

Open to residents in Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

0 members of 150 member goal

Registration closes on June 30, 2024

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.

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Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA)

White River Electric Association (WREA)

Co-op launched
February 22, 2024

Upcoming events

April 24, 2024 @ 6:00 PM MDT

Northwest Colorado Solar 101

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business. We'll take you through the technology, economics, ...

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Co-op organizer

Tanner Simeon-Cox
Colorado Program Director
Solar United Neighbors of Colorado

Tanner is excited to build community and create change as Solar United Neighbors’ Colorado Program Director. Through his background in education and community organizing, Tanner is driven to build power toward a democratic energy system that works for everyone. Tanner’s East Tennessee roots and time spent in Chicagoland have deeply influenced his passion for bridging rural and urban communities.

Tanner is based in Colorado Springs with his wife Hannah. In his free time, you can find Tanner cheering on the Volunteers, hiking, or reading.

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