Sorry, the deadline to join the co-op has closed. We had more than 125 people join the co-op. Click here to learn about new co-ops through our VA SUN newsletter.
How does the solar co-op work?
Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, co-op members purchase solar systems together to save money and share knowledge. The group uses a competitive bidding process to select a single company that will install systems on all of the participating homes. Each participant signs his or her own contract with the installer, but everyone gets the bulk discount.
By going solar as a group we can save up to 20% off the cost of a solar system. You’ll also have the support of the group instead of navigating an often-complicated process alone. VA SUN, (a program of Community Power Network), and Climate Action Alliance of the Valley are supporting the group effort. The group will complete the following process to ensure a smooth and organized experience for everyone involved.
More Information and Resources
Augusta County Solar Co-op Info Sheet
Going Solar with a Co-op: FAQ’s
Solar and Homeowner Association Rules in Virginia
Learn about SRECs
Ground-Mounted Solar Panels
Join the VA SUN listserv (An online forum of solar supporters in Virginia)
Still have questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-op in the news
- “Augusta County Solar Co-op sign-ups close Sept. 30,” Augusta Free Press (September 2015)
- “Area solar co-op choose local business as supplier,” Staunton News Leader (July 2015)
- “Protests have people waiting on the sun,” The News Virginian (June 2015)
- “Put your money on the sun and solarize,” Staunton News Leader (June 2015)
- “Augusta County solar co-op seeks installer: Holding meeting to attract members,” Augusta Free Press (June 2015)
VA SUN is a project of (CPN), a network of grass roots, local, state, and national organizations working to build and promote locally based and policies.