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Plano Solar Co-op

Homeowners and business in and around the city of Plano are encouraged to join the co-op

146 members of 100 member goal

Co-op closes to new members on May 31, 2021

Plano Solar Co-op selects RISE Power to serve group

Friday, April 9, 2021

Plano, TX – The Plano Solar Co-op has selected RISE Power to install solar panels for the 83-member group. Co-op members selected RISE Power through a competitive bidding process over 13 other firms. The group will hold another virtual public information session this month, April 15th at 6:30pm, to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

“RISE Power is honored to be selected as the Plano Solar Co-op installation partner!” said Ben Bryner, COO and Co-founder of RISE power. “We are passionate about making solar affordable to everyone, and truly feel that we live by our motto: ‘Solar. Done Right.’”

Solar United Neighbors expands access to solar by educating Texas residents about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening solar policies and its community of solar supporters.

Co-op members selected RISE Power for the company’s competitive pricing, local experience, and panel and battery storage options.

“Rise Power has a very good selection of equipment for various budgets. Their costs and the fact that they are a local company is a big benefit for the members of the co-op,” said selection committee member, Jeff Schaffer. “We look forward to working with them.”

The co-op is open to new members until May 30. Plano-area residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at www.solarunitedneighbors.org/Plano.

The solar co-op is free to join and joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. RISE Power 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 on the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Solar United Neighbors supports solar co-ops across the country. These co-ops are a part of the organization’s mission to create a new energy system with rooftop solar as the cornerstone. Solar United Neighbors holds events and education programs to help people become informed solar consumers, maximize the value of their solar investment and advocate for fair solar policies. Those interested in supporting the organizations’ work and becoming a member can do so at their website.

Information session details

Thursday, April 15 at 6:30PM on Zoom

RSVP here

Plano Solar Co-op releases RFP

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

The 51-member Plano Solar Co-op today 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. Partners is/are the co-op sponsors.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP and response template here. Residents in and around Plano who interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.

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 up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

Co-op launched
January 11, 2021

Co-op organizer

Hanna Mitchell
Texas 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.
 

For more than a decade, I’ve worked as an organizer and campaigner for environmental and social change. I work throughout Texas, 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 Texans 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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