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

By Ben Delman on December 18, 2018

The 38-participant Alachua 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. The group also announced it will host an information meeting January 24 at the Millhopper Branch Library to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template. Alachua County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.

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 Alachua County, The Sustainable Design Group, Unitarian Universalist Church of Gainesville, Living Arts Meta Program, Sierra Club Suwannee – St. Johns Group, Hands On Gainesville, and Ygrene are sponsoring the co-op.

Information session

Thursday, January 24
7 p.m.
Millhopper Branch Library
3145 NW 43rd Street, Meeting Room A
Gainesville, FL 32606
Click here to RSVP