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City of Houston Solar Co-op

Focused on residents and businesses within the city's boundaries, but open to other members outside the city.

162 members of 100 member goal

2 months left to join the co-op
Co-op closes to new members on July 31, 2021

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

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.

How does a co-op work?


How much does solar cost?

Savings assumptions:  2%/yr electricity rate increase; starting electricity rates are a mix of retail options including plans with zero export credit for solar, a partial reimbursement credit of $0.071/kWh, and a full-retail export credit of $0.145/kWh; 0.5%/yr panel degradation rate; 26% federal income tax credit; variable energy consumption and energy production characteristics (home all day/away all day + high kWh usage/average kWh usage); array tilted 20 degrees; 180 degree (due south) azimuth; energy production of 1,188kWh/kW/yr.”

Co-op organizer

Dori Wolfe
Solar Developer
Solar United Neighbors

Hello and thank you for checking out the solar co-op!
 

Whether you’re just curious about solar, or you’re ready to make the switch now, I’m here to help. I can answer any questions you have about solar. I’ll give you installer-neutral guidance to help you make an informed, confident decision about going solar.
 

I have been working in the solar space for longer than I care to admit – over two decades! I work throughout Texas, helping communities go solar, join together, and fight for energy rights. Solar co-ops are a big part of this work!
 

I love seeing fellow Texans harvesting sunshine to lower their electric bills and build a clean, equitable energy system in their communities!
 

Take a look around the co-op page, and let me know how I can help you today.

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