Greater Richmond Solar Co-op releases RFP

The 22-member Greater Richmond 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. Drive Electric RVA, the Richmond Temple, RVA HUB and VA SUN are the co-op sponsors.

Local installers interested in serving the group can download the RFP here and response template here. Richmond-area residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at www.vasun.org/richmond.

Joining the co-op 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, participants can save up to 20% off the cost of their system.