The 13-participant Iron Range Solar Co-op today issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. Solar co-op participants created the solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The city of Mountain Iron, Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability, Clean Energy Resource Teams are the solar co-op sponsors. The group also announced it will host an information session April 13 at 10:45 a.m. at Iron Range EarthFest (details below) to educate the community about solar and the solar co-op process.
Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template. Iron Range homeowners and small businesses along Highway 169 from Grand Rapids to Ely interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page: www.solarunitedneighbors.org/ironrange.
The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. Solar 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 up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.
Information session details
Saturday, April 13
Northeast Service Cooperative
5525 Emerald Avenue
Mountain Iron, MN 55768
Click here to RSVP