Neighbors in Bowie and surrounding Prince George’s County can join a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The City of Bowie and MD SUN are the co-op sponsors. The group is seeking members and will host an information meeting on January 28 at 10 a.m. at Bowie City Hall to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.
Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m.
Bowie City Hall, City Council Chambers
15901 Excalibur Road
Area residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at www.mdsun.org/bowie. 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.
Co-op members will select a single company to complete all of the installations. They will then have the option to purchase or lease 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.