Town of Indian Head residents consider forming solar co-op to go solar together, get a discount

Neighbors in the Town of Indian Head and greater Charles County are forming a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The Town of Indian Head and MD SUN are the co-op sponsors. The group is seeking members and will host an information meeting on June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Indian Head Senior/Community Center (Front Room, 100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head, MD 20640) to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.

Town of Indian Head residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the mdsun.org/indianhead. 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, participants can save up to 20% off the cost of their system.