Solar co-op in St. Pete seeks installer

The 27-participant St. Pete Autumn Solar Co-op today issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group participants created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters.  The group also announced it will host an information meeting on October 16 to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template. Pinellas County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page: www.solarunitedneighbors.org/stpete.

The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op participants 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 off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

The City of St. Petersburg, League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area, Sierra Club Suncoast Group, Chart 411, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, St. Petersburg Ecovillage, Pinellas County Urban League, and University of South Florida St. Petersburg are the co-op sponsors.

Information session

Tuesday, October 16
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Gladden Park Rec Center
3901 30th Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL 33713
Click here to RSVP

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