North-central West Virginia residents forming solar co-op to go solar together

By Ben Delman on September 15, 2018

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.

The Morgantown Green Team, Mountaineers for Progress, League of Women Voters of West Virginia, and the West Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club are the co-op’s sponsors.