Neighbors in the Upper Piedmont region including Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Rappahannock, and Warren counties have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. This will be the second round of the Upper Piedmont Solar Co-op after Solar United Neighbors helped nearly two dozen homes go solar in the area last year.
The group is seeking participants after hosting a co-op launch party on Thursday, October 4 at North Gate Winery. It will also host a free public information meeting on Thursday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Marshall Community Center, 4133-A Rectortown Rd, Marshall, VA 20115 to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
Upper Piedmont residents 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 the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Once the group is large enough, Solar United Neighbors will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers.
Co-op participants will select a single company to complete all 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 guidance from the experts at Solar United Neighbors.
Upper Piedmont Solar Co-op Information Session
Thursday, October 18
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Marshall Community Center
4133-A Rectortown Rd
Marshall, VA 20115