Allegheny County Solar Co-op

What is a solar co-op?

We bring homeowners together into a group, or co-op. We provide unbiased, installer-neutral support to co-op participants through each stage of the process of going solar. Our experienced team ensures you understand how solar works, how it can be financed, and how it can be installed on your home.

Co-ops take advantage of the group’s bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and a quality installation. Volunteer co-op participants choose an installer on behalf of the entire group through an open and competitive bidding process. The selected installer provides co-op participants a personalized proposal for their consideration.

Not sure if you can afford to go solar? Good news! Residents of the City of Pittsburgh who meet the income requirements can pay for their solar installation with a 0% interest loan through the Pittsburgh Home Rehabilitation Program. Visit this page to learn more and apply for financing.

Watch the video below to learn more about our solar co-op process and its benefits, or view our FAQs.

This program is to help people install solar on their own homes and businesses. If you are unable to install solar on your own property or are interested in helping to finance solar for community organizations, you may be looking for the Allegheny Solar Cooperative, which is not affiliated with Solar United Neighbors.

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This Solar Co-op is open to all residents of Allegheny County, PA.

How does a co-op work?

Where we are in the process

What's Next

Installer Selected!

The selection committee selected Envinity to work with the group.

Sign up deadline has passed

Co-op closed to new participants. If you missed the signup window, learn how we help you go solar on your own and join our newsletter to stay informed about future co-op opportunities.

What We've Done So Far

  • Launch
  • First info session
  • Second info session
  • Issue RFP
  • Select installer
  • Final info session
  • Sign up deadline
  • Begin installations
  • 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?

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We're grateful to our partners for making this co-op a success

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