Prince George’s County residents forming a solar energy co-op to go solar together and get a discount

Neighbors in Prince George’s County have formed a co-op with the help of MD SUN, supported by the Prince George’s County Government and its Sustainable Energy Program, to make it easier for residents to save money on the purchase of solar panels and build a community interested in solar energy. The group is seeking members. It will host a series of information sessions (details below) to educate the public about solar energy and how the co-op simplifies the process of going solar, while providing a discount through members’ bulk purchasing power.

Prince George’s County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at: www.mdsun.org/prince-georges. Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels.  Once the group is large enough, MD SUN will help the co-op solicit competitive bids from area solar installers, and select a single company to complete all of the installations. Individual co-op members will have the option to choose a system size and price based upon the installer’s offer. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.

First information session

Where: The Church of the Brethren
4413 Tuckerman Street, University Park

When: September 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Second information session

Where: Fairmount Heights Town Hall
6100 Jost Street, Fairmount Heights

When: September 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.