The first round of Solarize Harrisonburg was a huge success with 68 participants going solar as part of the group!
The second round of Solarize Harrisonburg was launched as the Massanutten Regional Solar Co-op. The co-op- which is now closed- was open to residents of Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Page, and Shenanadoah counties.
If you’re interested in helping the effort as a community partner contact Joy Loving at (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
How does a Solarize group work?
Sometimes also called a solar co-op, a solarize program is based on the same principal as buying in bulk. The group will go through the process of purchasing solar systems together and will select a single contractor to install systems on all of the homes. Each participant owns 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 group throughout the process instead of having to go it alone.
- Project Overview Info Sheet with Example Financing
- VA Solar Co-ops Frequently Asked Questions
- Virginia Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) Info Sheet
- Financing options with Admirals Bank
- Information about ground-mounted solar panels