The Hyattsville/Mt. Rainer 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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What is a Solar Coop?
A group solar coop/solar bulk purchase is based on the same principal as buying in bulk. By installing solar as a group we can save on the total cost of installation. As a group we will go through the process of purchasing solar systems together. The group will select a single contractor to install systems on all of the homes, but each participant owns their own system and will sign their own contract with the installer. Below is a graphic that helps to explain the process:
What will it cost?
Check out our guide to the $5,000 PG County property tax credit!
Check out the following resources for more info on the bulk purchase:
Joining the coop isn’t a binding commitment to go solar with the group, but instead it lets us review your roof’s suitability for solar panels using Google Maps, and it provides contact information so Sustainable Energy Systems can reach out to you and schedule a site visit to provide a free quote.
MD SUN is a project of Community Power Network (CPN), a network of grass roots, local, state, and national organizations working to build and promote locally based renewable energy projects and policies. CPN’s founder and executive director, Anya Schoolman, formed the group after she tried to install solar on her home in 2007 and saw how challenging the process was at the time. She organized her neighbors to help make the process easier and more affordable and has been helping others through the process nationwide ever since. CPN provides MD SUN with support and access to a national network of solar homeowners, practitioners, partners, policy experts, and policy makers.