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The co-op was organized by VA SUN with critical help from community partners such as The Sierra Club, The Hampton Roads Solar Group, Mom’s Clean Air Force Virginia and Virginia Organizing. Additional community partners include Terrascapes LLC. For directions on how to sign up for the co-op, scroll down to the bottom of this page!
How does the Co-op Work?
Based on the same principal 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, but 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 up to 20% 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.
Co-op in the news
- “Solar co-op selects Beach-based company for project,” Hampton Roads Business Journal (September 2015)
- “Letter: The time is now to switch to household solar power,” Alt Daily (July 2015)
- “Group brightens reach of solar options,” Inside Business (June 2015)
- “Va. Beach residents to consider solar power co-op,” Virginian-Pilot (April 2015)
- Info Sheet Including Sample Cost Breakdown for Co-op Members
- VA Solar Co-ops Frequently Asked Questions
- Solar and Homeowners Association Rules in Virginia (Guidance from MDV SEIA)
- Virginia Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) Info Sheet
- Financing options with Admirals Bank
- Information about ground-mounted solar panels