Hillsborough County Solar Co-op releases RFP, announces information session

By Ben Delman on May 8, 2019

The 36-member Hillsborough County Solar Co-op today issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. Members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The group also announced it will host an information meeting Thursday, June 6 (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template. Hillsborough County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the solar co-op web page.

The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. 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, co-op members can save up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Hillsborough County, the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Florida, Sierra Club Tampa Bay Group, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Solar Energy Loan Fund, and the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council are the co-op sponsors.

Information session details

Thursday, June 6
6 p.m.
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library
3910 South Manhattan Avenue
Tampa, FL 33611
Click here to RSVP