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Driftless Area Solar Co-op

The solar co-op is open to residents and businesses throughout southeast Minnesota including Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona counties.

32 members of 75 member goal

4 weeks left to join the co-op
Co-op closes to new members on July 1, 2020

Learn about solar for your farm or small business on Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30 pm.

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.

How much does solar cost? How much can you save?

Co-op organizer

Bobby King
Minnesota Program Director
Solar United Nieghbors



Hi, I’m Bobby. As the Minnesota Program Director for Solar United Neighbors, I’m working in Minnesota to create a democratic energy system that benefits everyone. This work involves educating and engaging with fellow Minnesotans about solar energy. Together, we’re building a group of leaders that will change our energy system. Solar co-ops are a big part of this work!

I joined Solar United Neighbors after 20 years as an organizer with the Land Stewardship Project (LSP). At LSP, I worked with members to maintain a family farm‑based system of agriculture.

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