The Hampshire Community Energy Co-op and Franklin Community Energy Co-op in western Massachusetts are working together in a project called "Rays the Valley". It received one out of thirty-five $60,000 awards from the DOE Sunshot initiative for its innovative design for bringing solar to nonprofits and people with limited resources and is enrolled in the Sunshot competition with the goal of installing 2.5 MW of solar.
The NYC Community Energy Co-op that's just getting up and running is partnering with Solar One and Grid Alternatives to install solar on affordable housing cooperatives in NYC. Power purchase agreements have been signed by four housing cooperatives as of May of 2017. The first installation is scheduled for July 2017.
Boston Metro East Community Energy Co-op completed the first solar installations for the Boston Interfaith Community Solar (BICS) project in the Winter of 2016/2017.
Solar for Non-Profits
Co-op Power delivers immediate savings to nonprofits through the low cost of solar energy. We help non-profits reduce their operating costs by providing low cost distributed renewable energy solutions at no upfront cost with long term economic benefit. With over 3 MW of experience in MA, VT and NY, we work daily to power a more just and sustainable world.
What we’re offering nonprofits:
1. Cut your electric bill by an average of 15% through our Subscription Solar Program.
For more information on the details of our Subscription Community Solar program visit our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page.
2. Pay nothing upfront for a solar system on your property.
Purchase the power generated by your system and save about 15% (10% - 20%) on your monthly electric bills.
Continue your savings for the life of the system or purchase the system after 5-7 years at a steeply discounted price and get that electricity free for then on.
If you have a site that can host a very large array (10kW to 2 MW) in Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Brattleboro, Binghamton and NYC, you can bring solar to people in your community. Nonprofits sign a power purchase and site hosting agreement with Co-op Power and pay less for electricity from day one. You can also e-mail our Solar Specialist, Mark Skinder. E-mail: Mark(at)cooppower(dot)coop.