Neighbors in the Massanutten region have formed a solar co-op, to leverage their group buying power to go solar together and get a discount off the installation price. The 58-member group has issued a request for proposal from local solar installers to serve the co-op. The co-op also released a list (below) of upcoming information sessions designed to educate the public about solar energy and how the co-op works. Climate Action Alliance of the Valley and VA SUN are sponsoring the co-op.
Residents in Rockingham, Page and Shenandoah Counties and Harrisonburg interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op website. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will have the option to purchase panels based upon the installer’s offer individually. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.
Upcoming information sessions
October 28 – Strasburg
Town Council Meeting Room, 174 E King Street, 6 p.m.
October 29 – Luray
Trackside Theatre B, 32 East Main Street, 6 p.m.
November 4 – Harrisonburg
Rockingham County Fire & Rescue Meeting Room, 20 East Gay Street, 6 p.m.