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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.

40 members of 75 member goal

1 month left to join the co-op
Co-op closes to new members on August 31, 2020

Upcoming events

No events currently scheduled.

Previous events

Webinar

Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 pm
Online
Going Solar on Your Farm or Rural Small Business with USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Funding


Learn how going solar can benefit your farm or rural small business. We'll discuss solar technology, economics, and financing, including grant funding opportunities through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

Regional experts from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota will share information about working with USDA REAP in their respective states.

Presenters include:

• Sarah Conley-Ballew, Sustainable Energy Solutions Program Director, Rural Action (Ohio)
• Fritz Ebinger, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Rural Energy Development Program Manager, U of MN Extension (Minnesota)
• Jesse Gandee, Rural Business Service Specialist and Energy Coordinator, USDA Rural Development (West Virginia)
• Autumn Long, Regional Field Director, Solar United Neighbors
• Rory Piermattei, Loan Specialist, USDA Rural Development (Pennsylvania)
• Christi Southerland, Managing Partner, Prosperity Ag (Indiana)

Find out more about going solar on your farm or small business from the comfort of home. This will be a live presentation, so bring your questions about solar and REAP, and our expert panelists will answer them!

Webinar

Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 pm
Minnesota Online
Going Solar on Farms and Small Businesses: Learn about grants and financing opportunities for solar farms and Rural Small Businesses.

Webinar

Wednesday, May 13 at 6:30 pm
Minnesota Online
Solar 101 and the Driftless Area Solar Co-op: Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, farm, or small business. We'll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more.

You'll also learn about the solar co-op we're launching in the Driftless Area. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to buy solar panels.

Webinar

Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 pm
The comfort of your home or office
Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home, farm, or small business. We'll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more.

You'll also learn about the solar co-op we're launching in the Driftless Area. The co-op is free to join and members are *not* obligated to buy solar panels.

Co-op organizer

Bobby King
Minnesota Program Director
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 worked as an organizer in Minnesota for more than 20 years, bringing people together to create and pass policies that prioritize strong community and local resiliency. I work throughout Minnesota, 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 Minnesotans 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.

Call me: 612-293-7267

Email me

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