Open to new members

Pinellas 2024 Solar Co-op

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

12 members of 150 member goal

Registration closes on May 31, 2024

This co-op is funded by The City of Clearwater, The City of Dunedin, The City of Largo, and The City of St. Petersburg.

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, 15.0 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

Pinellas 2024 Solar Co-op Launches

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Pinellas 2024 Solar Co-op is now open to residents of Pinellas County.

Spread the word to your neighbors, friends, and family to join the co-op! Pass along our link (www.SolarUnitedNeighbors.org/Pinellas) so they can sign up as well. If you would like to learn more about our co-op process, the basics of solar, or more information on solar economics check out one of our digital info sessions.  These webinars are live presentations and free to attend. More information and registration can be found under the Events tab on this webpage. Unable to attend one of these? You can view our pre-recorded info session. Please reach out to FLteam@SolarUnitedNeighbors.org if you have any questions.

Co-op launched
February 29, 2024

Upcoming events

March 5, 2024 @ 12:00 PM EST

Florida Solar 101

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

March 6, 2024 @ 6:00 PM EST

Pinellas Co-op Solar 101: Largo

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

April 17, 2024 @ 6:00 PM EDT

Florida Solar 101

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

May 16, 2024 @ 6:00 PM EDT

Florida Solar 101

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

The Pinellas 2024 Solar Co-op is not yet ready to contact installers.

If you're an installer, sign up to get notified when this co-op issues an RFP.

Co-op organizer

Julia Herbst
Gulf Coast 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.
My experience in architecture, community service and environmental education includes energy and resource stewardship. I work throughout Florida’s Gulf Coast, 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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