The 50+ member Virginia Beach/South Hampton Roads Solar Co-op has selected Virginia Beach installer Solar Services Inc. though a competitive bidding process to complete installation of solar panels on co-op members’ homes and businesses. The co-op is working with VA SUN to help members better understand the process of going solar and to leverage their group buying power to go solar together and get a discount off the installation price.
Working with the co-op makes the process easier, as members receive technical support from VA SUN throughout the process. Co-op membership is still open to the public until October 31. VA SUN is co-sponsoring the co-op with the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Hampton Roads Solar Group, Mom’s Clean Air Force Virginia, and Virginia Organizing.
Co-op participants chose Solar Services Inc. from multiple submissions. Co-op members were impressed with the company’s bid because of its ability to offer quality components at competitive prices with extensive warranties.
Virginia Beach and South Hampton Roads residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op website until October 31. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will have the option to purchase panels based on the group pricing offered by Solar Services Inc. Each member signs an individual contract with the installer. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.