United Teachers of Dade partners with Solar United Neighbors on new Miami solar co-op

By Ben Delman on September 25, 2018

Today Solar United Neighbors and the United Teachers of Dade announced the launch of solar co-op in Miami-Dade County focused on the members of the teacher’s union, but open to any Miami-Dade homeowner. This is the eighth solar co-op to launch in Miami-Dade County since 2016 and 37th in Florida since 2015. Solar United Neighbors solar co-ops account for 10% of all residential solar installed in Florida in 2017, and have helped more than 1,000 homeowners go solar.

The co-op is holding a series of free public information sessions (details below) and information sessions for UTD general membership. 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.

The League of Women Voters Miami-Dade, Green Corridor, Tropical Audubon, Miami-Dade County, CLEO Institute, Catalyst Miami, Miami Climate Alliance, Earth Ethics Institute, Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Citizens Climate Lobby, Dream in Green and Rise Up Florida are some of the partners working with Solar United Neighbors to help recruit solar co-op participants.

Co-op participants 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 up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Miami-Dade homeowners interested in attending a future information session or joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op’s web page.

Information session details:

October 9
4:30 p.m.
Coral Reef Branch Library
9211 SW 152nd Street
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
Click here to RSVP