Neighbors in north-central West Virginia, including Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor counties, have formed the Mountaineer Country 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 Monday, September 24, 5:30 p.m. at the Morgantown Public Library, Meeting Room A, 373 Spruce Street, Morgantown WV 26505, to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
Residents and business owners 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 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 guidance from the experts at Solar United Neighbors.