Franklin-Bay 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 to co-op participants 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. Volunteer co-op participants choose an installer on behalf of the entire group through an open and competitive bidding process. The selected installer provides co-op participants 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.

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The Franklin-Bay Solar Co-op is open to residents of Franklin and Bay Counties.

How does a co-op work?

Where we are in the process

What's Next

Solar co-op participants have chosen Compass Solar Energy to serve the group. The co-op is accepting new participants until June 10.

Join us for an information session:

Thursday, July 5
6 p.m.
Bay County Public Library
898 West 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Click here to RSVP

Friday, July 6
11 a.m.
Apalachicola Margaret Key Library
80 12th Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
Click here to RSVP

What We've Done So Far

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

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We're grateful to our partners for making this co-op a success

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