Allegheny County residents forming solar co-op to go solar together, get a discount

Neighbors in Allegheny County have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. Pittsburgh 350, PennFuture, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, Triboro Ecodistrict, LeboGreen, The Sierra Club of Pennsylvania, Sustainable Monroeville, and Solar United Neighbors are the co-op sponsors. The group is seeking participants and will host an information meeting Monday, May 6th at 7 p.m. at the Monroeville Public Library to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. Click here to RSVP.

Allegheny 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 the co-op 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.

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