Sarasota co-op selects installer to serve group

Members of the Sarasota Solar Co-op have selected Solar Energy Management, LLC (SEM) through a competitive bidding process to install systems for the co-op’s members.

The participating homeowners worked with FL SUN to solicit competitive bids from a dozen solar installers. The selection committee, made up of co-op members, chose an installer they felt had the best experience, capacity and pricing to serve the group.

SEM’s experience, history of success, and locality were the major deciding factors in their selection. The company will develop individualized proposals for each co-op participant. Co-op members will review their proposal and sign a contract with the installer if they decide to go solar. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels.

The co-op is open to new participants through May 1. All Sarasota County residents are eligible to participate. Sarasota residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up for more information at