The 20-participant Crawford-Mercer 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. Common Roots, Increased Economic Opportunities, the Town of Cambridge Springs, and Solar United Neighbors are the co-op sponsors.
Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP here and response template here. Residents of both Crawford and Mercer Counties interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op website.
Joining the co-op 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 members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.