Closed to new members

Twin Cities Area Solar Co-op

The co-op was open to residents of the Twin Cities larger metro area including Anoka County and Sherburne County.

155 members of 200 member goal

Co-op closes to new members on June 1, 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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Twin Cities Area 2022 Solar Co-op selects iSolar to serve group

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The Twin Cities Area 2022 Solar Co-op has selected iSolar to install solar panels, batteries, and EV charges for the 40-member group. Co-op members selected iSolar through a competitive bidding process. The group will hold its next public information session over Zoom on Tuesday, January 24 at 6pm to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. Those interested attending may RSVP here.

Co-op members selected iSolar because of their competitive pricing, local experience, and capacity to serve the group.

The co-op is open to new members until Sunday, April 30. Those interested in joining the co-op may do so here. The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels.

iSolar will provide each co-op member with an individualized proposal based on the 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.

Twin Cities Area 2022 Solar Co-op installer selection update

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

On Thursday, November 17 Solar United Neighbors of Minnesota issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers on behalf of the co-op.

Local installers were encouraged to respond to the RFP. Submissions were due on Monday, December 5 by 5pm.

On Thursday, December 15, a subset of co-op members volunteered to review each submission and select one installer to serve the group, with the assistance of Solar United Neighbors.

The installer will be announced shortly.

Co-op launched
August 29, 2022

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Installer selected

Co-op members selected iSolar 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

Bobby King
Minnesota 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 worked as an organizer in Minnesota for more than 20 years, bringing people together to create and pass policies that prioritize strong community and local resiliency. I work throughout Minnesota, 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 Minnesotans 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.

Call me: 612-293-7267

Email me

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