Community welcomes Solar United Neighbors to Colorado

February 6, 2019 Colorado

Solar United Neighbors launched our Colorado program in early 2019. But even before we set foot on the ground, volunteers worked with Colorado stakeholders to gauge the need and interest for a program like ours. Here’s what some of them had to say:

“Solar United Neighbors will play an important role in educating Colorado consumers about the benefits of solar and accelerating the adoption of renewable energy. The co-op model together with affordable financing options such as the Colorado Energy Office’s RENU Loan program, can make going solar a reality for more homeowners across our state.”

Kim Burke, Senior Program Manager, Colorado Energy Office

“I really believe that the co-op model is the way we will get movement on distributed energy, especially in our rural communities and I am invested to move the needle. The Steamboat Springs City Council just joined the (Climate) Compact of Colorado Communities, so the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is looking for projects just like Solar United Neighbors to present to the City Council.”

Sarah Jones, Executive Director, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council

“There’s a need to educate homeowners that installing a solar PV system on your home can be very economical. The Solar United Neighbors education program and staff support to homeowners makes the difference in making this bulk purchasing concept attractive to Namaste Solar and the community.”

Joe Montoya, Senior Director of Residential Services, Namaste Solar

“Vote Solar has a long standing partnership with Solar United Neighbors nationally. I’m thrilled that Coloradans will soon be able to participate in Solar United Neighbor’s co-op program and harness the power of the sun on their own roofs.”

Annie Lappe, Managing Director, Vote Solar