The Northern Miami-Dade and Southern Miami-Dade solar co-ops today issued requests for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group participants created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The co-ops will host information meetings (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
The Northern Miami-Dade Solar Co-op serves Country Club, Miami Lakes, Miami Gardens, Opa-Locka, West Little River, El Portal, Miami Shores, North Miami, and Unincorporated Miami-Dade from NW 79 Street to the county line. The Southern Miami-Dade Solar Co-op will serve Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Homestead, Florida City, Naranja, Goulds, Redland, unincorporated neighborhoods west of US 1 and south from SW 136th Street south to the Miami-Dade County Line.
Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. 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 ensure they are getting a vetted installation at a good price.
The League of Women Voters Miami-Dade County, Green Corridor (Ygrene), Tropical Audubon Society, Earth Ethics Institute, Miami Dade College, Rise up Florida!, Resilient Miami, Urban Impact Lab, Sustainable Miami, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, The Cleo Institute, Sierra Club, Miami-Dade County, Miami Climate Alliance, Cutler Bay, South Miami, Dream in Green, and Solar United Neighbors of Florida are the co-op sponsors.
Northern Miami-Dade information sessions
October 18, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Miami-Dade College North Campus – Room 2151 Building 2
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167
November 9, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Miami Lakes Town Hall
6601 Main Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Southern Miami-Dade information sessions
October 17, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cutler Bay Town Hall
10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Suite 110
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
November 8, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Miami-Dade College Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace, Room F222
Homestead, FL 33030