RFP released and information session announced for Richmond Solar Co-op

By Zach Schalk on March 2, 2018

The 21-member Richmond Solar Co-op today issued a request 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. Drive Electric RVA,  RVAHUB, and Route 5 Corridor Coalition joined Solar United Neighbors as co-op sponsors. The group also announced it will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Mary Munford Elementary School (full details and RSVP below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP here and response template here. Residents, including those in Ashland, Mechanicsville, and Petersburg, 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 participants will select a single company to complete all 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 on the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Upcoming Information Session

Tuesday, March 27
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mary Munford Elementary School
211 Westmoreland Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
Click here to RSVP