51st State Solar Co-op Round 3

What is a solar co-op?

We bring homeowners together into a group, or co-op. We provide unbiased, installer-neutral support through each stage of the process of going solar. Our experienced team ensures you understand how solar works, how it can be financed, and how it can be installed on your home.

Co-ops take advantage of the group’s bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and a quality installation. Co-op volunteers choose an installer on behalf of the entire group through an open and competitive bidding process. The selected installer provides everyone in the group with a personalized proposal for their consideration.

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

Consulta nuestro FAQ para más información sobre la tecnología solar y el proceso de comprar e instalar su sistema solar.

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LaToya Smith, a Solar for All recipient in Ward 7, stands in front of her new solar system during the installation.

LaToya Smith, a Solar for All recipient in Ward 7, stands in front of her new solar system during the installation.. The 51st State Solar Co-op is open to all District residents.


You could qualify for a free solar installation through a grant from the District Department of Energy and Environment.

How does a co-op work?

Where we are in the process

What's next

Installer selected. Co-op participants selected Edge Energy 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.

Sign up deadline. The co-op is accepting new sign ups through May 31.

No events currently scheduled.

What we've done so far

  • Launch co-op
  • First info session
  • Issue RFP
  • Second info session
  • Select installer
  • Begin installations
  • Third info session
  • Sign up deadline
  • Party!

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?

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