The 27-member Upper Piedmont 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. The James Madison Center for Wind Energy, Farm-to-Table Solutions, Powered by Facts, and VA SUN are the co-op sponsors. The group also announced it will host an information meeting on Thursday, July 13 (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
Winchester, Loudoun, Fauquier, Clarke, Warren, Frederick and Rappahannock 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.
July 13, 6:30 p.m.
100 West Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA 22601