The 25-member Middle Peninsula 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. Membership is open to owners of homes, businesses, farms, and non-profits in Middlesex, Essex, King and Queen, King William, Gloucester, and Mathews, and parts of Lancaster Counties. The towns of Urbanna, Tappahannock, West Point, and Kilmarnock are included as well.
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, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.
Bids are due on October 7 by 4:59 p.m.