Alachua County Solar Co-op releases RFP, announces info session

By Ben Delman on May 4, 2017

Florida solar homeownerThe 30-member Alachua 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 League of Women VotersSierra ClubSwamp Head BreweryUnitarian Universalists Fellowship of GainesvilleEarthkeepersInterfaith Climate GroupYgrene Energy FundWe Are Neutral, and FL SUN are the co-op sponsors. The group also announced it will host an information meeting May 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Alachua Library Branch to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members 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, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.