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Westmoreland County Solar Co-op

Open to residents across Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

54 members of 50 member goal

Co-op closes to new members on June 30, 2020

Upcoming events

No events currently scheduled.

Previous events


Monday, October 5 at 7:30 pm
Online webinar
Learn how solar can work for your home or small business, the economics behind solar, and the incentives available to you. If you are new to solar or considering going solar, this is the session for you!


Tuesday, June 30 at 12:00 pm
Battery Storage 101: Learn about battery backup for solar online


Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 pm
Going Solar on Your Farm or Rural Small Business with USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Funding

Learn how going solar can benefit your farm or rural small business. We'll discuss solar technology, economics, and financing, including grant funding opportunities through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

Regional experts from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota will share information about working with USDA REAP in their respective states.

Presenters include:

• Sarah Conley-Ballew, Sustainable Energy Solutions Program Director, Rural Action (Ohio)
• Fritz Ebinger, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Rural Energy Development Program Manager, U of MN Extension (Minnesota)
• Jesse Gandee, Rural Business Service Specialist and Energy Coordinator, USDA Rural Development (West Virginia)
• Autumn Long, Regional Field Director, Solar United Neighbors
• Rory Piermattei, Loan Specialist, USDA Rural Development (Pennsylvania)
• Christi Southerland, Managing Partner, Prosperity Ag (Indiana)

Find out more about going solar on your farm or small business from the comfort of home. This will be a live presentation, so bring your questions about solar and REAP, and our expert panelists will answer them!

Info session

Saturday, February 29 at 12:00 pm
Lilja's Premiere Pizza
6413, 4475 PA-136
Greensburg, PA 15601
Come join Solar United Neighbors for an info session about going solar in Westmoreland county in the party room. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided!

Solar congress

Saturday, February 15 at 9:30 am
Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort & Conference Center
132 Pine Ridge Road
Blairsville, PA 15717
Come to learn about and discuss the state of solar in Pennsylvania!

The Pennsylvania Solar Congress is a free public conference that brings together solar supporters from across the state to learn and discuss the current solar landscape and future for solar energy in Pennsylvania.

The day will include a series of presentations about solar technology and policy topics as well as ways to get involved with helping to grow solar in Pennsylvania.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees!

This event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! Whether you are a solar homeowner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between – this event is for you!

Info session

Monday, January 27 at 6:30 pm
The Conference Center at St. Vincent College
Room 1A (The Conference Center is in the Fred M. Rogers Center St. Vincent College's Campus)
Monastery Rd.
Latrobe, PA

Info session

Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 pm
Offices of Promote PT
3344 Route 130
Suite D
Harrison City, PA 15636

Co-op organizer

Henry McKay
Pennsylvania 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.

I am a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Solar Photovoltaic Associate.® I work throughout Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvanians 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.

Email me