Open to new members

Indiana County 2022 Solar and EV Charger Co-op

Open to homeowners and small businesses throughout Indiana County.

12 members of 100 member goal

4 months left to join the co-op
Co-op closes to new members on January 31, 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.

Rooftop solar provides a solution to high energy bills. You can make life better for a low-income Pennsylvania family!

Donate Now – Help seven low-income households in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania go solar!

How does a co-op work?

Can’t make our info session?

How much does solar cost?

* 2% electricity price increase per year, 15.2 cents/kWh electricity rate, -.5%  panel degradation per year, 1,217 yearly production per 1kW of solar, does not include solar renewable energy credits.

** reflects year one average savings – savings will grow each year as  electricity costs increase

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.

Indiana County 2022 Solar Co-op selected Groundhog Solar to be Installer!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Indiana County Solar Co-op selects Groundhog Solar to serve group

The Indiana County Solar Co-op has selected Groundhog Solar to install solar panels for the 24-member group. Co-op members selected Groundhog Solar 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 in August. A committee of co-op members met on September 14, to review bids and select a solar installer on behalf of the full group. The committee decided on Groundhog Solar after reviewing information about pricing, quality, and service.

Groundhog Solar 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 January 31,2023. Indiana County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up here. The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels.

Co-op launched
September 1, 2022

Upcoming events

September 22, 2022 @ 7:00 PM EDT

Indiana County Solar Co-op Meet & Greet

Join us at Noble Stein Brewing Company to learn about the solar co-op process, ask questions to former solar co-op ...

November 13, 2022 @ 2:00 PM EST

PA Indiana County Info Session (Nov. 13, 2022)

Installer selected

Co-op members selected Groundhog Solar 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

Monica Carey
Pennsylvania Program Associate
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’m a renewable energy advocate who started with SUN by researching solar policy solutions. My background in chemistry drives my passion for solar technology. I work throughout Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvanians 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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