Upper Piedmont Solar Co-op releases RFP, announces info session

The 27-member Upper Piedmont Solar Co-op today issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The James Madison Center for Wind Energy, Farm-to-Table Solutions, Powered by Facts, and VA SUN are the co-op sponsors. The group also announced it will host an information meeting on Thursday, July 13 (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Winchester, Loudoun, Fauquier, Clarke, Warren, Frederick and Rappahannock County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.

Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. 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. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, participants can save up to 20% off the cost of their system.

Information session

July 13, 6:30 p.m.
Handley Library
100 West Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA 22601

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