Closed to new members

Ohio Valley 2023 Solar and EV Charger Co-op

Open to residents and small businesses in Jefferson, Belmont, and Monroe counties

28 members of 50 member goal

Registration closes on October 30, 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.

The Ohio Valley Solar and EV Charger Co-op is a tri-state co-op between Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Watch the video below to learn more about our solar co-op process and its benefits or view our FAQs.

How does a solar 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.

How much does solar cost?

Can I finance my solar?

Not sure if you can avoid the upfront cost of solar? Check out our financing page to learn about the loans that may be available to you, including some that are exclusive to solar co-op members.

Ohio Valley 2023 Solar Co-op selects Yellowlite as Installer

Friday, June 30, 2023

Ohio Valley 2023 Solar Co-op selects YellowLite Inc. to serve group.

The Ohio Valley 2023 Solar Co-op has selected YellowLite Inc. to install solar panels for the group. Co-op members selected YellowLite through a competitive bidding process.

The group will hold more public information sessions to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. Dates and locations can be found on the “Events” tab of the co-op web page.

Solar United Neighbors issued a request for proposals to local installers and a committee of co-op members met in June to review bids and select a solar installer on behalf of the full group. The committee decided on YellowLite after reviewing information about pricing, quality, experience and service.

YellowLite 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.

The co-op is open to new members until October 30,2023. Residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up. The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels.

Co-op launched
May 15, 2023

Upcoming events

Installer selected

Co-op members selected YellowLite 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

Mryia Williams
Ohio Program Associate
Solar United Neighbors

Mryia is a sustainability-minded individual who started with SUN in a contract role to educate on the need for policy for the solar rights of those living within a HomeOwners Association and is looking forward to expanding on that in her new role as Ohio Program Associate. She has personal experience with the Solar United Neighbors Co-Op process as she and her husband went solar on their own home with the Columbus 2020 Co-Op. Mryia also enjoys sharing her knowledge about electric vehicles and how they can partner with solar installations.

In her downtime, Mryia likes to spend time with her three cats, cheer on her favorite hockey team, and tend to her backyard garden.

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