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Hillsborough 2022 Solar Co-op

Residents and small businesses of Hillsborough County are eligible to join this co-op.

113 members of 150 member goal

4 weeks left to join the co-op
Co-op closes to new members on July 31, 2022

Hillsborough 2022 Solar Co-op selects May Electric Solar to serve group

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Hillsborough 2022 Solar Co-op has selected May Electric Solar to install solar panels for the 96-member group. Co-op members selected May Electric Solar through a competitive bidding process over 8 other firms. They were chosen for their competitive pricing, equipment offerings, system warranty, and local experience. May Electric Solar 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.

Hillsborough 2022 Solar Co-op issues RFP

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The 52-member Hillsborough 2022 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: Hillsborough County; City of Tampa; Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County; League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County; Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI); SELF Solar and Energy Loan Fund; Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition; Tampa Bay Sierra Club. 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 Wednesday, May 18 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 Hillsborough County interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.

Co-op launched
April 28, 2022

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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