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Indianapolis 2020 Solar Co-op

Open to residents and small businesses in Marion County, Indiana.
3 months   left to join the co-op
Updated January 14, 2020 at 1:10 pm

We bring homeowners together into a group, or co-op. We provide unbiased, installer-neutral support through each stage of the process of going solar. Our experienced team ensures you understand how solar works, how it can be financed, and how it can be installed on your home.

Co-ops take advantage of the group’s bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and a quality installation. Co-op volunteers choose an installer on behalf of the entire group through an open and competitive bidding process. The selected installer provides everyone in the group with a personalized proposal for their consideration.

Watch the video below to learn more about our solar co-op process and its benefits, or view our FAQs.

The Indianapolis Solar Co-op will include grant funding to cover the full cost of a solar installation for income eligible members. Funding is limited, and subsidies will be offered until funding is no longer available. Income eligibility is defined by family size, as listed in the qualifying income levels chart. If you believe you might be income eligible for the program, please let us know on the co-op sign-up form.

This program is possible thanks to a partnership with the City of Indianapolis – Office of Sustainability and as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge.

Consulta nuestro FAQ para más información sobre la tecnología solar y el proceso de comprar e instalar su sistema solar.

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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?

* 2% electricity price increase per year, 11 cents/kWh electricity rate, -.5%  panel degradation per year, 1,346 yearly production per 1kW of solar, does not include solar renewable energy credits or additional incentives (besides 26% federal tax credit)

** reflects year one average savings – savings will grow each year as  electricity costs increase. Please note that this is a conservative estimate based on the currently available information in Indiana. A solar energy system installed today will benefit from full retail rate net metering through 2032, but your system will continue to offset a portion of your electric bill for the entirety of the system’s lifespan.

Co-op organizer

Zach Schalk
Indiana Program Director
Solar United Neighbors

I am a passionate organizer and solar advocate dedicated to promoting justice. With more than a decade of experience as a communicator and organizer, I’ve seen the power of collective action in shaping a more just and equitable future. Building an electric system that distributes control and benefits back to local communities—with rooftop solar as the cornerstone—is one step to get us there. I live in Indianapolis with my wife and young child.

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