Northern and Southern Miami-Dade co-op release RFPs, announce info sessions

By Ben Delman on October 17, 2017

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.

Local installers interested in serving the group can click to download the Northern Miami-Dade RFP, Southern Miami-Dade RFP, and response template.

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 CountyGreen Corridor (Ygrene)Tropical Audubon Society,  Earth Ethics Institute, Miami Dade CollegeRise up Florida!, Resilient Miami, Urban Impact Lab, Sustainable MiamiCitizens’ Climate Lobby, The Cleo Institute, Sierra ClubMiami-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
RSVP here

November 9, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Miami Lakes Town Hall
6601 Main Street
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
RSVP here

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
RSVP here

November 8, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Miami-Dade College Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace, Room F222
Homestead, FL 33030
RSVP here