Neighbors in Volusia County have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters.
The group is seeking members and will host an information meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 6 p.m., at the Stetson University Business Center to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
The League of Women Voters, Stetson University, the Rotary Club of DeBary-Deltona-Orange City, Halifax River Audubon, Project H2O, the City of DeLand, Hispanic Health Initiatives, River of Lakes Heritage Corridor, The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Marine Discovery Center, West Volusia Audubon, Mosaic Unitarian Universalist Congregation and FL SUN are the co-op sponsors.
Volusia County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op website. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Once the group is large enough, FL SUN will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers.
Co-op members 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. Going solar with the co-op provides members with piece of mind that they are getting a good price and a high-quality system.