The 27-member Upper Piedmont 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. The James Madison Center for Wind Energy, Farm-to-Table Solutions, Powered by Facts, and VA SUN are the co-op sponsors. The group also announced it will host an information meeting on Thursday, July 13 (details below) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
Local installers interested in serving the group can click to download the RFP and response template. Winchester, Loudoun, Fauquier, Clarke, Warren, Frederick and Rappahannock County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.
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.
July 13, 6:30 p.m.
100 West Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA 22601