Neighbors in Dayton have formed two solar co-ops to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The group is seeking members and hosted a launch party and press conference on June 30 to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
Dayton area residents interested in joining the co-ops can sign up at the Solar United Neighbors of Ohio website. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Once the group is large enough, OH SUN will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers.
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, participants can save up to 20% off the cost of their system.