Solar co-op in Allentown expands

By Ben Delman on May 8, 2018

The Allentown Solar Co-op is expanding. The Tri-County Solar Co-op will replace the original Allentown Solar Co-op. Participants in the existing co-op will automatically be transferred into the new group, which will encompass homeowners in Burlington, Mercer, and Monmouth Counties. The organization will host an information session May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Crosswicks Library (details below) to educate the public about solar energy and the co-op process.

Solar United Neighbors’ work began a decade ago with a group of neighbors who formed a solar co-op, or solar bulk purchase group, to make it easier for them to install solar on their homes. Today the group works in eight states and Washington, D.C. It helps thousands of people go solar every year through solar co-ops.

Burlington, Mercer, and Monmouth County homeowners interested in joining the solar co-op can sign up at the co-op’s web page. 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 solar co-op solicit competitive bids from solar installers throughout the state.

Solar 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 on the cost of going solar and have the support of others in the group and the solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Information session details

Tuesday, May 22
7 p.m.
Crosswicks Library
438 Main Street
Crosswicks, NJ 08515
Click here to RSVP