The Ward 2 Solar Co-op is now closed to new participants.
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What is a solar co-op?
A neighborhood solar co-op is when community members form a group and use their collective buying power to save on the total cost of going solar. The group uses a competitive bidding process to select a single company that will install systems on all of the participating homes. Each participant signs his or her own contract with the installer, but everyone gets the bulk discount.
By going solar as a group we can save up to 20% off the cost of a solar system. You will also have the support of the group instead of navigating an often-complicated process alone.
How much will it cost?
Joining the neighborhood solar co-op is free. Below are estimates for the cost of two average solar installations, along with available incentives and co-op savings.
Co-op in the news:
Ward 2 Solar Co-op Picks Installation Firm,” Current Newspapers (July 2015)
“Residents team up on solar energy,” Current Newspapers (May 2015)
Other questions? More info here:
Thanks for your interest in going solar with DC SUN. However, the signup period for the Ward 2 Solar Co-op closed on August 31st, 2015. Over 150 D.C. residents signed up! You can sign up to be notified about future solar co-ops.
DC SUN is a non-profit project of Community Power Network (CPN). DC SUN’s President, Anya Schoolman, formed the group after she tried to install solar on her Mt. Pleasant 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.