Open to new members

2022 Plano Solar Co-op

Homeowners and business in the city of Plano are encouraged to join the co-op.

212 members of 150 member goal

4 days left to join the co-op
Co-op closes to new members on November 30, 2022

(Español? Consulta nuestro FAQ para más información sobre la tecnologiá solar y el proceso de comprar e instalar su sistema solar.)

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.

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.

How much does solar cost? How much can you save?

 

2022 Plano Solar selects RISE Power to serve group

Monday, October 24, 2022

The 2022 Plano Solar Co-op has selected RISE Power to install solar panels for the 190-member group. Co-op members selected RISE Power through a competitive bidding process over four other firms. Co-op members selected RISE Power because of their competitive pricing, quality components, and experience in the area.

The co-op is open to new members until November 30. Collin 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.

RISE Power 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.

2022 Plano Solar Co-op releases RFP, announces info session

Friday, September 16, 2022

The 130-member Plano Solar Co-op has issued its request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. Plano Solar Advocates and Texas Interfaith Power & Light are sponsoring the co-op. The group will host two information sessions on Thursday, September 22 and Thursday, September 29 at 6pm and 12pm, respectively, via Zoom. Those interested in attending may RSVP here.

Local installers that interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template here. Bids are due on Friday, September 30.

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
August 22, 2022

Upcoming events

November 16, 2022 @ 6:00 PM CST

Plano Solar 101

Join us to learn about going solar with the 2022 Plano Solar Co-op. RISE Power, the co-op's chosen installer, will be ...

Installer selected

Co-op members selected RISE 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.

Co-op organizer

Hanna Mitchell
Texas 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.
For more than a decade, I’ve worked as an organizer and campaigner for environmental and social change. I work throughout Texas, 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 Texans 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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