Neighbors in Uptown form Minnesota’s first solar co-op to go solar together, get a discount

By Ben Delman on November 8, 2017

Neighbors in the Uptown area of Minneapolis have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association (LHENA) and Solar United Neighbors are the solar co-op sponsors. The group is seeking participants and will host an information meeting on November 30, 2017, at 7 pm at Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association offices to educate the community about solar and the process with Solar United Neighbors of Minnesota.

Uptown area residents interested in joining the solar co-op can sign up at the Uptown Solar Co-op web page. Joining the solar co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Once the group is large enough, Solar United Neighbors will help the solar co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers.

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 off the cost of going solar and receive guidance from the experts at Solar United Neighbors.