The 48-member St. Johns County solar co-op today issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. Compassionate Saint Augustine, League of Women Voters, Sierra Club Northeast Florida Group, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Augustine, Photography by Jackie Hird, History Illustrations, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)and FL SUN are the co-op sponsors.
The group also announced it will host its next information meeting September 13 at 7 p.m. at the Village Church at World Golf Village (4229 Pacetti Road in St. Augustine) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
St. Johns County residents 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. Co-op members 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 up to 20% off the cost of their system.