Halifax County Solar Co-op

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A group of residents and business owners in Halifax County Virginia are forming the Halifax County Solar Co-op to go solar together and get a discount. If you’ve ever wanted to go solar, now is your chance! Scroll down to the bottom of this page for directions on how to sign up.

The group is being sponsored by the Town of Halifax, Oak Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast and Virginia SUN (A program of Community Power Network)


How does the co-op work?

Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, the co-op will go through the process of purchasing solar systems together. The group will select a single contractor to install systems on all of the homes, all participants own their own system and will sign their own contract with the chosen installer.

By going solar as a group, members will save 30% off the cost of a solar system. They’ll also have the support of the co-op throughout the process instead of having to go it alone. This buying group is being sponsored Oak Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast and welcomes any homeowners and businesses in Halifax County to participate.

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More Information

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

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

Still have questions? Shoot us an email at halifaxcoop@communitypowernetwork.com


Ready to go solar? Sign up here!

Signing up isn't a binding commitment to go solar with the group, however we ask that you're fairly certain you want to pursue a solar installation for your property. We'll use the information you provide to pre-assess the suitability of solar for your site, and to contact you about next steps for the solar co-op.
  • Just type in your address and the map will update. Then please move the marker onto the center of your roof (or wherever you want the panels on your property).
  • Please click and drag the marker onto your roof so that the CPN team can be sure we're looking at the right house! If you'd like your solar system to be in a yard or field, drag the marker to where you would like the solar panels to be installed.
  • About Your House

  • If you have it, please attach a copy of your electricity bill that shows your annual electricity use. It's OK if you can't find it now, but the installer will need it later.

    You can attach a copy of your bill from online, or if you have a paper copy then you can attach a scan/picture of the bill.
  • Installer Selection Criteria

    We will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) from area installers to get bids on behalf of the group. In the RFP we will request that they provide information on price, system components, warranties, resumes, references, and information on their business. We'd like your input on additional information you would like for us to request from the installers.
  • Click those that are most important to you. Select multiple answers by holding the command or control key on your keyboard while clicking.
  • Examples might include: offer American-made panels, ability to replace older roofs, offer local job training opportunities, etc.
  • Terms and Conditions

    Signing up isn't a binding commitment to go solar with the group, however we ask that you're fairly certain you want to pursue a solar installation for your property.

    Entry of Participant information into the web signup form does not bind the Participant, legally, financially or otherwise, to purchase or install any equipment, to enter into any contracts, to accept the bid or bidders approved by the Selection Committee, or to any other commitments to CPN or its affiliates. The Participant may choose to withdraw from participation in the purchase process at any time, for any reason, without liability to CPN.

    Public Disclosure: CPN will charge and collect a fee of $500 per completed contract from the solar installation company that is approved by the Bid Selection Committee and enters into a contract with Participant. This fee is not charged to you, the participant, but instead to the solar installation company if you decide to sign your contract with them. CPN Does not have a preferred relationship, marketing agreement or partnership with any solar installation companies. CPN is dedicated to an open, transparent, and competitive solar market.

    About the Selection Committee

    Participant authorizes CPN to coordinate the Solar Bulk Purchase process, including the issuance of a request for proposals (RFP), the evaluation of proposals submitted by bidders, and consultation with the Selection Committee to select the preferred bidder.

    Any participant in the bulk purchase program is eligible to participate on the selection committee. The selection committee will evaluate all submitted bids based on the criteria indicated by member participants’ on-line survey and the core items in the RFP.

    Participant acknowledges and agrees that in undertaking the Project Activities CPN is not acting as Participant's agent and shall owe no fiduciary duties to Participant. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Selection Committee (and not CPN) shall be responsible for the final decision to select one or more bidders as the preferred provider for each Participant that acquires a photovoltaic solar system pursuant to the Solar Bulk Purchase RFP. CPN makes no representations or warranties regarding the results of the Solar Bulk Purchase RFP process and makes no guarantees with respect to the performance of any company that may be selected by the Selection Committee pursuant to the Solar Bulk Purchase RFP process.

    Indemnification

    If you end up installing solar, the contract you sign is between you and the company, and not between you and CPN. We can help you however we’re able, but we will not have any liabilities to you in connection with any assistance or involvement by CPN. By signing this agreement you agree to hold harmless and indemnify Community Power Network from and against any dispute, claim, injury, loss or concern related to your solar installation process or equipment.

    The Parties understand and agree that: (a) Participant, and not CPN, will enter into a contract with the preferred bidder (or, if applicable, one of the preferred bidders) selected by the Selection Committee; (b) Participant will be solely responsible for all payments and all other responsibilities of the buyer or customer thereunder; (c) CPN, will have no responsibility for the operation, maintenance, repair or replacement of solar equipment located at Participant’s facility nor will CPN have any responsibility for the removal of such equipment for any reason; (d) CPN, will have no responsibility for any damage or injury to, or damage or injury caused by, the solar equipment or solar installers working at the participant’s property for any reason whatsoever; (e) the Participant, and not CPN, will be solely responsible for qualifying for, entering into, and complying with any financing documents with any lender in connection with any existing mortgage on the Participant’s residence or in connection with providing funding for the installation of solar equipment at Participant’s facility or the payment of amounts under any lease, power purchase agreement or other arrangement in connection with such solar equipment and will be responsible for all payments and all other responsibilities of the borrower thereunder; and (f) the Participant, and not CPN, will be solely responsible for entering into any renewable energy credit agreement with a counterparty (if applicable) and for performing all of its respective obligations thereunder.

    Participant hereby completely releases and forever discharges CPN and each of CPN’s present, past, and future officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all claims, rights, demands, actions, causes of action, obligations, damages, injuries, liens, and liabilities, of any and every kind, nature, and character whatsoever, including claims for indemnity, whether based in tort, contract, statute, regulation or on any other theory of recovery, whether known or unknown, and whether for equitable relief, statutory penalties, compensatory or punitive damages, disgorgement, rescission, or restitution in connection with the solar selection process involving the Participant, CPN and the Selection Committee and in connection with any solar equipment or services provided to the Participant related to such solar selection process (and any contract related thereto discussed or entered into by the Participant).
  • Please scroll through the above Terms and Conditions box, or click the link below.

Who is organizing this?

The co-op is being organized by Oak Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast and Virginia SUN, a program of Community Power Network and the Town of Halifax

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