Polk County Solar Co-op releases RFP

By Ben Delman on October 10, 2018

The 35-participant Polk County Solar Co-op today issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group participants created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. Solar United Neighbors are the co-op sponsors.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template. Polk County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page: www.solarunitedneighbors.org/polk.

The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. 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 up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

The League of Women Voters of Polk County, Polk County, City of Lake Wales, City of Bartow, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lakeland, Sierra Club Ancient Islands Group, Physicians for Social Responsibility, American Solar Energy Society, Bok Tower Gardens, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Clean Energy Research Center are sponsoring the co-op.