Membership to the Augusta County Solar Co-op is closing on September 30. The 86-member group is looking to add new members before the deadline. Already, nearly a dozen people have signed contracts to go solar. System installations began earlier this month.
The group is open to businesses and homeowners that are interested in going solar as a group and saving money. The group selected Sigora Solar to install solar on members’ homes. VA SUN is working with the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley to promote the co-op.
Residents in and around Augusta County interested in joining can sign up at the co-op website.
Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will have the option to purchase panels based upon the installer’s offer individually. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.