Richmond Solar Co-op

What is a solar co-op?

We bring homeowners and small businesses 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.

Watch the video below to learn about how solar co-ops work and what the benefits of going solar with our co-op, or view our FAQs.

Join our co-op

The Richmond Solar Co-op is open to residents of Richmond and the greater region including Ashland, Mechanicsville, and Petersburg.

How does a co-op work?

Where we are in the process

What's Next

Join us for an info session: 

Wednesday, January 31
6:30 p.m.
Ginter Park Branch Library
1200 Westbrook Ave
Richmond, VA 23227
Click here to RSVP

Thursday, February 22
6:00 p.m.
Varina Library
1875 New Market Rd.
Henrico, VA 23231
Click here to RSVP

Attend a solar open house: 

Saturday, February 10
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Solar Home of Phaedra Hise
714 Holly St
Richmond, VA 23220
Click here to RSVP

What We've Done So Far

  • Launch co-op
  • First info session
  • Issue RFP
  • Select installer
  • Second info session
  • Third 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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