Homeowners across northern Pinellas County are forming a solar co-op! Co-op members will use their group buying power to get a discounted price for solar panels. If you’ve ever wanted to go solar and live in Hillsborough County, now is your chance! The co-op is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Sierra Club Suncoast Group, University of Southern Florida Clean Energy Research Center, City of Safety Harbor, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, US Green Building Council, City of Tarpon Springs, Physicians for Social Responsibility, City of Dunedin, Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs and FL SUN.
The North Pinellas County Solar Co-op is serving Pinellas County residents living north of State Road 60 (Court Street and Gulf to Bay Boulevard).
Click here to sign up for the co-op
To learn more, join us for an information session:
Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
100 North Osceola Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33755
Thursday, November 9, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tarpon City Government Office
324 East Pine Street
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Monday, December 4, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Safety Harbor Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Watch a recorded information session to learn more:
How does the solar co-op work?
Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, co-op members purchase solar systems together to save money and share knowledge. The group uses a competitive bidding process to select a single company that will install systems on all of the participating homes. Participant signs their own contract with the installer, but everyone gets the bulk discount. By going solar as a group save on the cost of a solar system. You’ll also have the support of the group instead of navigating an often-complicated process alone. FL SUN and Community Power Network are supporting the group effort. The group will complete the following process to ensure a smooth and organized experience for everyone involved:
How much will going solar with the co-op cost?
Below are estimates for the costs and incentives available for two solar installations — a small three kilowatt system and a large nine kilowatt system. Your cost will almost certainly fall between these two examples, depending on how big your roof is and what you’re able to afford.
Learn more about solar technology, economics, and incentives here.
Still have questions? Contact the FL SUN team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FL SUN is a project of (CPN), a network of grass roots, local, state, and national organizations working to build and promote locally based and policies. CPN’s founder and executive director, Anya Schoolman, formed the group after she tried to install solar on her Mt. Pleasant home in 2007 and saw how challenging the process was at the time. She to help make the process easier and more affordable and has been helping others through the process nationwide ever since. CPN provides FL SUN with support and access to a national network of solar homeowners, practitioners, partners, policy experts, and policy makers.