Homeowners in Orange County form solar co-op to go solar together, get a discount

By Ben Delman on April 16, 2018

Neighbors west of I-4 have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters with the help of Solar United Neighbors. The group is seeking participants and will host an information meeting on Thursday, May 3 (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Orange County residents living west of the I-4 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.

Orange County Government, Orange County: Our Home for Life, Sierra Club Central Florida Chapter, Orange Audubon Society, Winter Park Garden Club, First Unitarian Church or Orlando, University of Florida IFAS Orange County Extension, Rollins College, and the NAACP Orange County Branch are the co-op sponsors.

Information session details

Thursday, May 3
6 p.m.
Hiawassee Branch Library
7391 West Colonial Drive
Orlando FL 32818