The 22-participant Mountaineer Country Solar Co-op has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group participants created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier while building a network of solar supporters. Mountaineers for Progress, Morgantown Green Team, West Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, and League of Women Voters of West Virginia are the co-op sponsors.
Local installers interested in serving the group can click to download the RFP and response template. Homeowners and businesses located in Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Taylor, and Preston counties interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.
The solar co-op is free to join. Joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. 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 support of fellow group participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.