Solar co-op comes to Upper Ohio Valley; First co-op in Pennsylvania

By Ben Delman on March 14, 2018

Neighbors in the Upper Ohio Valley have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. Residents of West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle and bordering counties in Ohio and Pennsylvania are invited to join the group. This marks the first solar co-op open to Pennsylvania homeowners. The Wheeling Academy of Law & Science Foundation, Washington & Jefferson College, Sierra Club – West Virginia Chapter, League of Women Voters of West Virginia, and the Wheeling Green Table are the co-op sponsors. The group is seeking participants and will host a series of information meetings (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Upper Ohio Valley residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page for Ohio, West Virginia, or Pennsylvania. The co-op is free to join and joining the co-op 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, co-op participants receive fair and competitive pricing as well as support from Solar United Neighbors throughout the process of going solar.

Information session details

Wednesday, March 28, 6 p.m.
Washington & Jefferson College
Swanson Science Center Room 005
143 East Maiden Street
Washington, PA 15301
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Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m.
First State Capitol
1413 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Monday, April 9, 5:30 p.m.
Ohio University Eastern Campus
Fitness Center Room
45425 National Road West
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
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Wednesday, April 25, 3 p.m.
West Liberty University
College Union Alumni Room
208 University Drive
West Liberty, WV 26074
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