Farmville-area residents form co-op to go solar together, get a discount

By Sam Polino on May 10, 2016

Neighbors in the Farmville area have formed a solar co-op, to leverage their group buying power to go solar together and get a discount off the installation price for their systems. The Central Virginia Solar Co-op is seeking members and will host an informational meeting at the Farmville Public Library (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. It is partnering with VA SUN, Natural pHuel, the Farmville Area Kiwanis Club, and the Southside Virginia Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network.

The co-op is open to members from Prince Edward County as well as parts of Cumberland, Buckingham, Nottoway, Charlotte, Amelia, and Appomattox Counties.

Farmville-area residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op website: Central VA Co-op. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Once the group is large enough, VA SUN will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers, and the co-op members will select a single company to complete all of the installations.

Co-op members 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, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.

Information session

May 17
6:30 p.m.
Farmville Public Library
1303 West 3rd Street, Farmville

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