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

By Ben Delman on January 18, 2019
Solar supporters gather to launch the Collier County Solar Co-op.

Neighbors in Collier County have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The League of Women Voters Collier County, Lipman Farms, Gulf Breeze Real Estate, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Audubon of the Western Everglades, and Cycle Guroo are the co-op’s sponsors. The group is seeking participants and will host an information session on January 29 (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Collier County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op’s 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.

Information session details

Thursday, January 29
6 p.m.
Naples Botanical Gardens
4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, FL 34112
Click here to RSVP