Allegheny County Solar Co-op releases RFP

By Zach Schalk on August 23, 2018

The 30-member Allegheny 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. 350 Pittsburgh, Bloomfield Development Corporation, Lebogreen, Pittsburgh Housing Development Association, Sierra Club of Pennsylvania, Triboro Ecodistrict, PennFuture, CCI, Sustainability Pioneers, and Solar United Neighbors are the co-op sponsors.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP here and response template here. Allegheny County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op website.

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 off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.