New solar co-op launches in St. Pete

By Ben Delman on May 3, 2018
People interested in the St. Pete Solar Co-op attend an information session.

Neighbors in St. Petersburg have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The group is seeking participants and will host an information meeting May 8 at the Bay Pines STEM Center to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Pinellas County residents living south of State Road 60 interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page. 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 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.

The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area, Sierra Club Suncoast Group, the City of St. Petersburg, Chart 411, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, St. Petersburg Ecovillage, Floridians for Solar Choice, Pinellas County Urban League, University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and the Solar and Energy Loan Fund, are the co-op sponsors. 

Information session details

Tuesday, May 8
6:30 p.m.
Bay Pines STEM Center
4723 Bay Pines Terrace
St Petersburg, FL 33708
Click here to RSVP