Open to new members

Palm Beach 2022 Solar Co-op

Residents and small businesses of Palm Beach County are eligible to join this co-op.

51 members of 150 member goal

3 months left to join the co-op
Co-op closes to new members on January 17, 2023

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.

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

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.

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How much does solar cost?

* 2% electricity price increase per year, 11.40 cents/kWh electricity rate, -0.5% panel degradation per year, 1,481 yearly production per 1kW of solar

** Reflects year one average savings – savings will grow each year as avoided utility electricity costs increase

Palm Beach 2022 Solar Co-op issues RFP

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The 51-member Palm Beach 2022 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. The co-op is sponsored by: League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County; City of Boca Raton; City of Boynton Beach; City of Delray Beach; City of West Palm Beach; The Climate Reality Project – Boca Raton; Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida; South Florida Regional Planning Council – Clean Cities Coalition; Symphonia. The group also announced it will host information meetings to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. To learn details on when and where these meetings will occur, or to register for any of the free meetings, please visit the Events tab of the co-op’s web page.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template.
Bids are due Monday, October 17 by 5:00 p.m.

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 off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors. Residents of Palm Beach County interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.

Co-op launched
September 14, 2022

Upcoming events

October 19, 2022 @ 6:00 PM EDT

Florida Solar 101 (October 19)

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business.

November 15, 2022 @ 6:00 PM EST

Florida Solar 101 (November 15)

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business.

December 5, 2022 @ 6:00 PM EST

Florida Solar 101 (December 5)

Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, or small business.

Co-op seeks installer

The co-op now seeks an installer to serve the group. Installers interested to bid can click to download the RFP and response template.

Co-op organizer

Laura Tellez
South Florida Program Coordinator
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 more than a decade of experience in environmental and field education, including work for various non-profit organizations and government agencies. I work throughout South Florida, 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 Floridians 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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