Tucker/Randolph Co. residents forming solar co-op to go solar together and get a discount

By Brandon Walton on November 9, 2015

Neighbors in Tucker, Upshur and Randolph Counties have formed the Tucker/Randolph County Solar Co-op to make it easy to save on solar while building a community of solar supporters. The group is seeking more members and will be hosting an informational meeting on November 12 (details below). The group is working with WV SUN and is sponsored by the Tucker County Renewables Cooperative.

By going solar together as a group, the co-op gets a discount through its bulk purchasing power, saving an average of 20% compared to the cost of an individual installation. The co-op solicits competitive bids from local installers in order to get the most competitive pricing.

The group then reviews bids with the help of WV SUN in an installer-neutral process. This ensures co-op members get quality systems from experienced contractors. Co-op members each get an individualized proposal for their home that reflects the group discount. Each co-op member will can then decide to go solar based upon this individualized proposal. There is no obligation to buy.

Co-op membership is open to residents of Tucker, Randolph and Upshur Counties.

Information session details

November 12, 6 p.m.
Upshur County Public Library
1150 Route 20 South