Go solar! Join the second County-wide Solar Co-op

Member of the Montgomery County Solar Co-op
Montgomery County residents are invited to joined the second County-wide Solar Co-op.  

Why join a Co-op?

Co-op members leverage bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and a quality installation, while still signing individual contracts that ensure the right system for your home. This means you can save money, get support through the entire process, and become part of a network of solar supporters. Plus Solar United Neighbors helps guide you through the entire process. Solar United Neighbors Logo Solar United Neighbors will be hosting informational sessions throughout the County this Winter, here is information on the upcoming events:

Informational Sessions Thursday, February 8th 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Marilyn J. Praisner Library 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866 RSVP here!

Tuesday, February 13th 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 RSVP here!

If you are ready to participate, you can sign up now at Solar United Neighbors. This year, the Solar Co-op is a partnership of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, the City of Takoma Park, the City of Rockville, the City of Gaithersburg and Poolesville Green.  

What are Solar Co-ops?

Solar Co-ops make installing a solar system easy. Solar United Neighbors brings 50 to 200 neighbors together and support you through the entire process. They stay with you for the long haul so you can maximize the value of your solar investment. The Solar Co-ops take advantage of a group of homeowners’ bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and a quality installation. Volunteer co-op members choose an installer on behalf of the entire group through an open and competitive bidding process. The selected installer provides co-op participants a personalized proposal for their consideration. – Information on solar co-ops provided by Solar United Neighbors  
Montgomery County Solar Co-op Member

Montgomery County Solar Co-op Member from the 1st round

 

About the First County Solar Co-Op

In 2016, the Montgomery County Solar Co-op had 389 members, 88 homes who went solar as part of the Co-op which means, 790.35 kW worth of solar energy was installed. That is about $2,212,980 of money invested directly in solar projects with a 25-year projected energy savings of $4,766,806. The chosen installer was Solar Energy World. Learn more.

2 comments

Are you doing community solar? We choose this method because we do not want panels on our roof.
I am having trouble finding a not-for-profit community solar group. I live in Silver Spring, MD and Pepco is my electricity supplier.

Thank you for asking about Community Solar, to find out where the projects are happening, we suggest keeping up with the Public Service Commission, as they have an up-to-date website: http://www.psc.state.md.us/electricity/community-solar-pilot-program/.

Also, Solar United Neighbors of Maryland also keeps information updated on this site as well and they are a nonprofit: https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/maryland/learn-the-issues-in-maryland/community-solar-in-maryland/

Please let us know if there is anything else we can do!