The 54-member Greater Arlington 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. Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and VA SUN are the co-op sponsors. The group is open to Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County residents and businesses. The co-op also announced it will host an information meeting Wednesday, June 21 at Patrick Henry Library in Vienna Virginia to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
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, participant can save up to 20% off the cost of their system.