Seminole County residents form solar co-op to go solar together, get a discount

Neighbors in Seminole County have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, with the help of non-profit Solar United Neighbors. The group is seeking participants and will host an information meeting March 12 (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

The League of Women Voters of Seminole County, Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District, Seminole Audubon Society, Citizens Climate Lobby, the City of Oviedo and Friends of the Wekiva River are partnering on the co-op.

Seminole County homeowners interested in joining the co-op can sign up at: solarunitedneighbors.org/Seminole. The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. Once the group is large enough, Solar United Neighbors will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers.

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 off the cost of going solar and have the guidance from the experts at Solar United Neighbors.

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