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Greater St. Pete 2021 Solar Co-op

Residents of Pinellas County are eligible to join this co-op.

201 members of 200 member goal

Co-op closes to new members on May 28, 2021

Greater St. Pete Solar Co-op selects Solar Energy World to serve group

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Greater St. Pete Solar Co-op has selected Solar Energy World to install solar panels for the 106-member group. Co-op members selected Solar Energy World through a competitive bidding process over 7 other firms. They were chosen for their competitive pricing, equipment offerings, and warranties. Solar Energy World will provide each co-op member with an individualized proposal based on the group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, members can save off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Greater St. Pete Solar Co-op issues RFP

Friday, February 19, 2021

The 49-member Greater St. Pete Solar Co-op issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The co-op is sponsored by: City of St. Petersburg; American Cities Climate Challenge Renewables Accelerator; Rocky Mountain Institute; World Resources Institute; City of Clearwater; League of Women Voters – St. Pete Area; SELF Solar and Energy Loan Fund; Sierra Club – Suncoast Group; Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. The group also announced it will host information meetings to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. To learn details on when and where these meetings will occur, or to register for any of the free meetings, please visit the Events tab of the co-op’s web page.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template.
Bids are due Friday, March 5 by 5:00 p.m.

The solar co-op is free to join and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will select a single company to complete all of the installations. They will then have the option to purchase panels individually based on the installer’s group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, members can save off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors. Residents of Pinellas County interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.

Greater St. Pete Solar Co-op Launches

Monday, February 1, 2021

The Greater St. Pete Solar Co-op is now open to residents of Pinellas County.

Spread the word to your neighbors, friends, and family to join the co-op! Pass along our link ( so they can sign up as well. If you would like to learn more about our co-op process, the basics of solar, or more information on solar economics check out one of our digital info sessions.  These webinars are live presentations and free to attend. More information and registration can be found under the Events tab on this webpage. Unable to attend one of these? You can view our pre-recorded info session. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Co-op launched
January 22, 2021

Co-op organizer

Julia Herbst
Gulf Coast Program Coordinator
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.

My experience in architecture, community service and environmental education includes energy and resource stewardship. I work throughout Florida’s Gulf Coast, 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 Floridians 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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