The 42-member Frederick County Solar Co-op today issued a 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. The Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources is sponsoring the group. The co-op will host an information meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 7 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall (31 West Main Street Middletown) to educate the community about solar and recruit additional members.
Joining the group is not a commitment to purchase or lease panels. Once a the co-op chooses an installer, the selected company will develop personalized proposals for each co-op member based upon the installer’s winning bid. At that point, co-op members will be able to decide individually if going solar is right for them. Co-op participants can save up to 20% off the cost of going solar by doing so with the co-op.
Homeowners interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the group’s web page.