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.
How does a co-op work?
How much does solar cost?
Assumptions: For low end of savings estimates, customer is subscribed to retail electric provider that doesn’t offer reimbursement for kilowatt hours sent to the grid (no NEM). For high end of savings estimates, customer is subscribed to retail electric provider that offers retail credit for kilowatt hours sent to the grid (full NEM). Systems modeled with 2% annual increase in electricity rate, 1,198kWh/kW year one solar production, and a 0.5% annual panel degradation rate. Additionally, savings account for a variety of energy use characteristics, including exporting most of the kilowatt hours produced and consuming most kilowatt hours at time of production.