Appalachian Ohio Solar and EV Charger Co-op

What is a solar co-op?

We’re bringing homeowners and small businesses interested in installing solar and/or electric vehicle chargers together in a group, or co-op. Co-op participants join the group at no obligation to receive discounted pricing and unbiased, installer-neutral support throughout the process. Our experienced team ensures you understand the basics of installing solar and EV charging as well as receive a competitive proposal from a qualified installer.

Homeowners or businesses participating in the Appalachian Ohio and EV Charger Co-op have the option of installing solar panels, a level 2 electric vehicle charger, or both. Watch the videos below to learn more about our solar co-op process and its benefits, or view our FAQs.

Join the Appalachian Ohio Solar and EV Charger Co-op to:

  • Go solar on your home or business;
  • Or install a level 2 EV charger;
  • Or install both solar and a level 2 EV charger

The co-op is open to homeowners and businesses throughout southeast Ohio.

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Install solar and electric vehicle charging though our co-op!

Install solar and electric vehicle charging though our co-op! The co-op is open to homeowners and businesses throughout southeast Ohio.

Electric Vehicle Charging Guide

EV chargers are classified into three categories: level 1, level 2, and level 3 (DC Fast charging). The categories are defined by the power and rate at which they charge a vehicle, and the electric infrastructure required for installation and operation.
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How does a co-op work?

Where we are in the process

What's Next

More info sessions to be scheduled soon!

What We've Done So Far

  • Launch co-op
  • First info session
  • Second info session
  • Issue RFP
  • Third info session
  • Begin installations
  • Sign up deadline
  • Party!

Can't make our info session?

Watch a recorded session for general information on solar, how co-ops work, and what to expect if you join.

How much does solar cost?


Ohio residents are eligible for Ohio’s ECO-Link program. The Energy Conservation for Ohioans Program, or ECO-Link, offers a reduced interest rate to homeowners installing renewable energy or making energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. This program will help homeowners obtain reduced rate financing. Homeowners can receive up to a three percent interest rate reduction on bank loans for up to seven years.

The state treasurer’s office purchases an investment made by a bank at a discounted price. This purchase is made on behalf of the homeowner who is part of the ECO-link program. The lender then gives the discounted rate to the homeowner through a bank loan. Once the homeowner pays off the loan, the bank returns the investment to the treasurer.

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