Homeowners in Franklin and Bay Counties forming solar co-op to go solar together, get a discount

By Ben Delman on April 10, 2018

Neighbors in Franklin and Bay Counties have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. Bay County League of Women Voters, Sierra Club Big Bend Group, WKGC 90.7FM, City of Apalachicola, Downtown Books, and St. Andrew Bay Watch are the co-op sponsors. The group is seeking participants and will host an information meeting April 23 at the Bay County Public Library (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Franklin and Bay County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page. 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:

Monday, April 23
6 p.m.
Bay County Public Library
898 West 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Click here to RSVP