The 23-member Huntington solar co-op today issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the Marshall University Sustainability Department, the Huntington League of Women Voters, Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, WV SUN, and OH SUN are the co-op sponsors.
Joining the co-op 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, participants can save up to 20% off the cost of their system.