Seminole County Solar Co-op issues RFP, announces information session

The 69-member Seminole County solar co-op today issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers. The group members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters.

The League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, Seminole Audubon Society, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District, and FL SUN are the co-op sponsors. The group also announced it will host an information meeting on July 22, at 1 p.m., in the Seminole County Main Library to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Local installers interested in serving the group can click to download the RFP and response template.

Seminole County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will select a single company to complete all of the installations. They will then have the option to purchase panels individually based on the installer’s group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, participants can save up to 20% off the cost of their system.