The 87-participant Orange County East Solar Co-op today 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. The group also announced it will host an information meeting on Wednesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. at Rollins College to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template. Orange County residents living east of Interstate 4 who are interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.
The solar co-op is free to join and 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 on the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.
The Orange County Government, Orange County: Our Home for Life, Sierra Club Central Florida Chapter, Orange Audubon Society, Winter Park Garden Club, First Unitarian Church or Orlando, University of Florida IFAS Orange County Extension, Rollins College, and NAACP Orange County Branch are the co-op sponsors.
Upcoming information session:
Wednesday, February 28
Rollins College – Bush Auditorium
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Click here to RSVP