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Boone County Solar Co-op

Open to residents and small businesses in and around Boone County, Indiana

12 members of 50 member goal

4 months left to join the co-op
Co-op closes to new members on September 30, 2020

Imagine walking into a solar company’s office with 50 or 100 of your neighbors and saying, “We all want to get solar. What kind of deal can you give us?”

That’s a solar co-op!

In fact, it’s even better than that. In addition to competitive pricing on solar panels, you get:

  • Info to help you understand solar. Our vendor-neutral solar experts are here to help you understand how solar works and make the best decision for your energy needs.
  • A direct line to ask specific questions. You can call or email us anytime you need help. We’ll be here now and long after you install solar.
  • A team that solicits and reviews proposals from solar companies. First, Solar United Neighbors requests bids on your behalf. Then, a committee of your fellow co-op members meet to assess the pros and cons and select the best installer for the group. (Note: If that sounds interesting to you, you’re also welcome to join the selection committee!)
  • Community. You’ll join the growing solar movement. You’ll have a built-in network of support and inspiration from others who, like you, are taking a stand for energy freedom and advancing the clean energy economy.
  • A bigger impact! Going solar creates jobs, and puts energy production and its benefits back in the hands of the people and contributes to cleaner air and water for everyone. A solar co-op amplifies those outcomes exponentially.

Watch the video below to learn more about our solar co-op process and its benefits, or view our FAQs.

Consulta nuestro FAQ para más información sobre la tecnología solar y el proceso de comprar e instalar su sistema solar.

How does a co-op work?

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. Plus, a virtual tour of one Hoosier family’s solar system!

How much does solar cost?

* 2% electricity price increase per year, 11 cents/kWh electricity rate, -.5%  panel degradation per year, 1,346 yearly production per 1kW of solar, does not include solar renewable energy credits or additional incentives (besides 26% federal tax credit)

** reflects year one average savings – savings will grow each year as  electricity costs increase. Please note that this is a conservative estimate based on the currently available information in Indiana. A solar energy system installed today will benefit from full retail rate net metering through 2032, but your system will continue to offset a portion of your electric bill for the entirety of the system’s lifespan.

Co-op organizer

Zach Schalk
Indiana Program Director
Solar United Neighbors

I am a passionate organizer and solar advocate dedicated to promoting justice. With more than a decade of experience as a communicator and organizer, I’ve seen the power of collective action in shaping a more just and equitable future. Building an electric system that distributes control and benefits back to local communities—with rooftop solar as the cornerstone—is one step to get us there. I live in Indianapolis with my wife and young child.

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