Today Solar United Neighbors announced its two currently open co-ops in Miami-Dade County would merge and open to all Miami-Dade county homeowners. Solar co-ops enable homeowners to pool their purchasing power and save money on their individual installation, while building a powerful network of solar supporters.
Co-op participants learn about solar energy and solicit competitive bids from local installers to serve the group with the help of Solar United Neighbors. Working together as a community, co-op participants are empowered to save on the cost of installing solar, obtaining high-quality products warranties through this bulk purchase process.
More than 450 homeowners have joined Miami-Dade co-ops to date. Partners in this continued effort include: The League of Women Voters, Florida, League of Women Voters Miami-Dade, The Green Corridor Property Assessment Clean Energy (PACE) District, Earth Ethics Institute, Miami Dade College, Tropical Audubon Society, Rise Up Florida, CLEO Institute, Dream in Green, Miami Climate Alliance, Miami-Dade County, Miami Springs, Town of Surfside, and North Miami Beach.
Miami-Dade residents interested in joining a solar co-op in their area can sign up at: http://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/miami. The 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. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer participants can save money on their installation.
The co-op is hosting several free solar information meetings to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
Information session dates
Thursday, February 8
Miami Dade College West Campus
3800 NW 115th Avenue – Room 1102
Doral, FL 33178
Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m.
The HUB at the LGBT Visitor Center
1130 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Wednesday, March 14
Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus
1780 West 49th Street – Room 5101-A
Hialeah, FL 33102
Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m.
McDonald Center, Rooms 1 and 2
17051 NE 19th Ave
North Miami Beach, FL 33162