The Ward 2 Solar Co-op has selected D.C.-based installer Solar Solution though a competitive bidding process to complete installation of solar panels on co-op members’ homes. DC SUN is working with the co-op to help members better understand the process of going solar and to leverage their collective buying power to go solar together and get a discount off the installation price.
The group will hold an information meeting for those interested in solar and thinking about joining the co-op at the Georgetown Public Library (3260 R Street, NW) on Thursday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Working with the co-op makes the process easier, as members receive technical support from DC SUN throughout the process. Co-op membership is still open to the public until August 31.
Co-op participants chose Solar Solution from multiple submissions. Co-op members were impressed with the company’s bid because of its ability to offer quality components at very competitive prices and extensive warranties.
District residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op website until Monday August 31st. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will have the option to purchase panels based on the group pricing from Solar Solution. Each member signs an individual contract with the installer. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.