Chestertown Solar Co-op

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Homeowners in Chestertown formed a solar co-op! Co-op members used their collective buying power to get a discounted price for solar panels. In July, they selected Advanced Solar Technologies as the installer for the group. If you’ve ever wanted to go solar and live in Chestertown or a surrounding community, now is your chance!

The Chestertown Solar Co-op is now closed to new participants. Thank you to all of you who raised your hands and said “yes” to solar!

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Want to learn more about the co-op? Watch video of a solar co-op meeting we held in late 2014.

Chestertown solar co-op timeline

Information Session #1: Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm
Information Session #2: Friday, May 29th at 4:30 pm
Information Session #3: Saturday, May 30th at 11:00 am
Request for installer bids released: Monday, June 29th
Information Session #4: Wednesday, August 5th at 7pm
Group sign-ups close for homeowners: Monday, September 7th

How does the co-op work?

Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, the co-op will go through the process of purchasing solar systems together. The group selected a single contractor to install systems on all of the homes, but each participant owns his or her system and will sign their own contract with the chosen installer.
 
By going solar as a group, members will typically save up to 20% off the cost of a solar system. They’ll also have the support of the co-op throughout the process instead of having to go it alone. The co-op is being organized by the Town of Chestertown, Center for Environment & Society at Washington College (CES)Community Power Network (CPN), and CPN’s project MD SUN. Anyone located in Chestertown, or a neighboring community in Maryland, is welcome to join.
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More Information

Co-op in the news:

Still have questions? Email us at solarteam@mdsun.org and mention “Chestertown” in the subject line.


Who is organizing this?

The co-op is being organized by the Community Power Network, and MD SUN with outreach support from the Town of Chestertown and the Center for Environment  & Society at Washington College. All are welcome to join!

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