Time is running out for new solar owners to secure net metering. Net metering is the fair and simple way solar owners earn credits for the electricity they generate and send to their neighbors on the electric grid. But Indiana law is ending net metering for new solar owners this summer. So now is the best time to go solar! Find out more here.
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. Plus, a virtual tour of one Hoosier family’s solar system!
How much does solar cost?
I&M Customers (NIPSCO Customers: Refer to the NW Indiana Co-op page)
*2% electricity price increase per year, 12.7 cents/kWh electricity rate, -0.5% panel degradation per year, 1,287kWh yearly production per 1kW of solar, does not include solar renewable energy credits or additional incentives (besides 26% federal tax credit)
**Savings after 2032 assume an excess distributed generation rate of $0.02581/kWh. Savings calculated based on a household electricity consumption range of 750kWh/month – 2,000kWh/month
** 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.