New solar co-op forms in Apple Valley

By Ben Delman on January 23, 2018

Neighbors in Apple Valley have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. Conservation Minnesota, Dakota County League of Women Voters, Representative Erin Maye Quade,and Solar United Neighbors are the solar co-op sponsors. The group is seeking participants and will host an information meeting on Tuesday, January 30 (details below) to educate the community about solar and the solar co-op process.

Apple Valley residents interested in joining the solar co-op can sign up at the 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 have the guidance from the experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Apple Valley Solar Co-op Information Session

Tuesday, January 30
7 p.m.
Apple Valley Senior Center, Yosemite Room
14601 Hayes Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Click here to RSVP