Portage County Solar Co-op

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.

Go solar on your own

The Portage County Solar Co-op is open to homes and business in Portage County.

ECO-Link Ohio residents are eligible for Ohio’s ECO-Link program. The Energy Conservation for Ohioans Program, or ECO-Link, offers a reduced interest rate to homeowners installing renewable energy or making energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. This program will help homeowners obtain reduced rate financing. Homeowners can receive up to a three percent interest rate reduction on bank loans for up to seven years.

The state treasurer’s office purchases an investment made by a bank at a discounted price. This purchase is made on behalf of the homeowner who is part of the ECO-link program. The lender then gives the discounted rate to the homeowner through a bank loan. Once the homeowner pays off the loan, the bank returns the investment to the treasurer.

How does a co-op work?

Where we are in the process

What's next

Installer selected. Co-op participants selected Appalachian Renewable Power 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 has passed. Co-op closed to new participants. If you missed the signup window, learn how we can help you go solar on your own. Join our newsletter to stay informed about future co-ops.

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What we've done so far

  • Launch co-op
  • First info session
  • Second info session
  • Issue RFP
  • Select installer
  • Begin installations
  • Final 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?

Go solar on your own