New solar co-op launches in Okaloosa and Walton Counties

Neighbors in Okaloosa and Walton Counties have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, with the help of nonprofit Solar United Neighbors. The League of Women Voters of Okaloosa and Walton Counties, Earth Action, Inc., NAACP Okaloosa Branch, Sierra Club Emerald Coast and Coastal Community Cleanup are sponsoring the co-op. The group is seeking participants and will host an information meeting Tuesday, October 23 (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Okaloosa and Walton homeowners interested in joining the co-op can sign up at solarunitedneighbors.org/okaloosa-walton. The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. Once the group is large enough, Solar United Neighbors will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers.

Co-op participants will select a single company to complete all of 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, participants can save off the cost of going solar and have the guidance from the experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Information session details

Tuesday, October 23
6 p.m.
Northwest Florida State College, Robert Sikes Education Center, Room 306
805 East James Lee Boulevard
Crestview, Florida 32539
Click here to RSVP

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