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Southwest Florida Solar Co-op

This co-op is open to residents of Collier County and Lee County, Florida.

98 members of 100 member goal

Co-op closes to new members on June 1, 2020

Southwest FL Solar Co-op extends signup deadline

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Due to extenuating circumstances, we are extending the Southwest Florida Solar Co-op’s signup deadline to June 1, 2020. This co-op is open to residents of Collier County and Lee County. Spread the word to your neighbors, friends, and family to join the co-op! Pass along our link (www.solarunitedneighbors.org/swfl) so they can sign up as well. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Southwest Florida Solar Co-op replacing info sessions with online webinars

Monday, March 16, 2020

We are replacing our two remaining info sessions in Marco Island (3/23) and Estero (3/24) with an online presentation. This will be a live presentation, so you will be able to ask questions during the session. You can register on our Events tab to receive the presentation link.

Southwest FL Solar Co-op selects Florida Solar Design Group to serve group

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Southwest Florida Solar Co-op has selected Florida Solar Design Group to install solar panels for the 72-member group. Co-op members selected Florida Solar Design Group through a competitive bidding process over 5 other firms. The group will hold public information sessions 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.

Co-op members selected Florida Solar Design Group for their equipment and warranty offerings, pricing, and experience.

The co-op is open to new members until May 4. Residents of Collier and Lee counties 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.

Florida Solar Design Group 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.

Southwest FL Solar Co-op issues RFP

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The 37-member Southwest Florida 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. The co-op is sponsored by: League of Women Voters of Collier County; League of Women Voters of Lee County; Ding Darling Wildlife Society; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples; Laboratory Theater of Florida; Bailey’s General Store; All Faiths Unitarian Congregation; Audubon of the Western Everglades; Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The group also announced it will host several 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 webpage.

Local installers interested in serving the group can click to download the RFP and response template.
Bids are due Wednesday, February 19 at 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 up off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors. Collier County or Lee County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.

Southwest FL 2020 Solar Co-op Launches

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Southwest FL Solar Co-op is now open to residents of Collier County and Lee County. Spread the word to your neighbors, friends, and family to join the co-op! Pass along our link (www.solarunitedneighbors.org/swfl) 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 info sessions. These are all free and open to the public, and can be found under our 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 23, 2020

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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