Greater Arlington Solar Co-op

Community members across the greater Arlington area have formed a solar co-op!  Based in Arlington, but open to residents of Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County, the Greater Arlington Solar Co-op welcomes homeowners from across the region. Co-op members can save up to 20% off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow co-op members and VA SUN throughout the process.

The Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE) and Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) have partnered with VA SUN to organize the Greater Arlington Solar Co-op.

Co-op members selected Sigora Solar and Independent Solar Solutions to install solar panels for the group through an open and competitive bidding process over eight other firms. The co-op is accepting new sign-ups through October 1.

Join us for an information session:

September 21, 6:30 p.m.
Francis Scott Key Elementary School, Multipurpose Room
2300 Key Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
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Ready to sign up? Click here!

A recorded info meeting for those who can’t attend the meeting in person!

Watch a recorded information meeting to learn more.

How does the solar co-op work?

The group is open to residents and businesses in the greater Arlington area (including Alexandria and Fairfax County). The group is facilitated by VA SUN and supported by community partners.

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 is supporting the group effort. The group will complete the following process to ensure a smooth and organized experience for everyone involved:

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Co-op videos

Footage of Potomac Solar Co-op Member Bonnie Beckett’s solar system.

Testimonial from Potomac Solar Co-op member Karen Smagala.

Still have questions? Email solarteam@vasun.org and be sure to mention the Greater Arlington Solar Co-op in the subject line.

Co-op in the news


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VA SUN is a project of Community Power Network (CPN), a network of grass roots, local, state, and national organizations working to build and promote locally based renewable energy projects and policies. CPN’s founder and executive director, Anya Schoolman, formed the group after she tried to install solar on her Mt. Pleasant home in 2007 and saw how challenging the process was at the time. She organized her neighbors to help make the process easier and more affordable and has been helping others through the process nationwide ever since. CPN provides VA SUN with support and access to a national network of solar homeowners, practitioners, partners, policy experts, and policy makers.

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