Open to new members

Lancaster County 2023 Solar and EV Charger Co-op

Open to homeowners and small businesses throughout Lancaster County.

65 members of 100 member goal

4 months left to join the co-op
Co-op closes to new members on July 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.

How does a co-op work?

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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 productions 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.

Lancaster County 2023 Solar and EV Charger Co-op issues RFP

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The 44-member Lancaster County 2023 Solar and EV Charger Co-op issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers on Wednesday, March 22. Proposals are due on Wednesday, April 05.

Installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template here. Lancaster County residents have until July 31, to join the co-op.

The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will select a single company to complete all the installations. They will then have the option to purchase panels individually based on the installer’s group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, members can save up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Co-op launched
March 1, 2023

Upcoming events

April 2, 2023 @ 2:00 PM EDT

Lancaster Solar 101: Lancaster Science Factory

Join us at the Lancaster Science Factory (454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA). Learn about solar energy and its ...

April 28, 2023 @ 12:00 PM EDT

Lancaster County Solar 101

July 11, 2023 @ 5:30 PM EDT

Lancaster Co-op Happy Hour: Meet the Installer

Join your fellow solar co-op members and the installer for a Co-op Happy Hour! Meet others in your area who ...

July 26, 2023 @ 6:30 PM EDT

Lancaster Solar 101: Quarryville Public Library

Join us at the Quarryville Public Library (357 Buck Road, Quarryville, PA). Learn about solar energy and its benefits ...

Co-op seeks installer

The co-op now seeks an installer to serve the group. Installers interested to bid can click to download the RFP and response template.

Co-op organizer

Monica Carey
Pennsylvania 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’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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