Greater Arlington Solar Co-op launches

Neighbors in the Greater Arlington area are forming a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, and VA SUN are the co-op sponsors. The group is seeking members and will host an information on Wednesday, May 10 in Arlington and Thursday, May 11 in Alexandria to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Greater Arlington area residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at www.vasun.org/greater-arlington. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Once the group is large enough, VA SUN will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers.

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.

Information sessions

Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m.
Navy League Building
2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite #210
Arlington, VA
RSVP here

Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m.
The Pavilion at Mark Center
5708 Merton Court
Alexandria, VA 22311
RSVP here