Baltimore residents form co-op to go solar together, get a discount

Neighbors across Baltimore have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The group is seeking members and will host an information meeting on April 25, 7 p.m. at 2640 Space (2640 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Baltimore 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, 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 panels individually based on the installer’s group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, each participant generally saves up to 20% off the cost of their system.