Neighborhood Community Solar for Your Home
Have you always dreamed of having solar energy at your home but haven’t been able to make the dream a reality? Maybe you rent, have a less-than-ideal roof orientation, have too much shading, or it’s just seemed out of reach financially. Well, now there’s a solution: Our Neighborhood Community Shared Solar program allows you to OWN your solar – and realize all of the cost savings and environmental benefits – without the need to install a system on your roof. We also strive to make every project accessible regardless of income, and work to offer attractive financing where possible.
What is Community Solar?
Community Solar projects are solar electric systems that are built, financed, and used by you and members of your community -- your friends, neighbors, and businesses that you care about. Co-op Power’s Community Solar program helps communities to build cooperatively owned solar arrays that are controlled by local communities, where both the financial benefits and the clean electricity are kept close to home.
Ownership matters. If we own our energy resources, they’re ours to steward and control. If we don’t own them, someone else is calling the shots. As advocates for local ownership, we’ve developed a wide range of financing options to help homeowners, renters, businesses and communities own their own solar installations. The benefits of ownership include the right to have a say in the management of the project and access to profit-sharing.
Community Shared Solar Partners and Initiatives
To make Community Shared Solar a reality, we're working with many local solar companies, initiatives, and solar-related related businesses.
We are working on these projects with Solar Design Associates, a firm with over 30 years of experience designing large-scale solar installations.
Solar to Benefit Your Community
Co-op Power has developed a wide range of models that communities can use to build community solar projects – from small to large. Because we operate on a not-for-profit basis (and because we're cooperatively owned by over 500 families), the value is returned to people and communities. We have worked out the legal and accounting structures so that communities can install a large solar array and share the electricity, net metering credits, renewable energy credits, and other benefits created by the system.
Want to learn more about Community Shared Solar for your home?
Please contact our staff for more information or to get started!
Isaac Baker, VP Community Solar
email: Isaac [at] cooppower.coop