Solar co-op launches in St. Johns County

St. Johns County residents have banded together to form a solar co-op to make it cheaper and easier for homeowners and organizations to install solar panels, which can produce major savings on power bills.

St. Johns 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. Once the group is large enough, FL SUN will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers.

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.

Partners in the bid to build a solar network include the League of Women Voters of Florida, the Environmental Rights Initiative of Compassionate St. Augustine, League of Women Voters of St. Johns County, N.E. Florida Group of the Sierra Club, The Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Augustine, Jackie Hird Photography, and History Illustrations.