The 25-participant Mahtomedi Area 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. Conservation Minnesota and Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative are the co-op sponsors.
Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template. Residents of Mahtomedi, White Bear Lake, and any surrounding towns who are interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page: www.solarunitedneighbors.org/mahtomedi.
The solar co-op is free to join and joining 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 can save up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.