Appalachian Ohio Solar United Neighborhoods


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Neighbors in Appalachian Ohio have formed a solar co-op! Co-op members will use their group buying power to get a discounted price for solar panels. If you’ve ever wanted to go solar, now is your chance!  Appalachian Renewable Energy Consumer Cooperative, Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, Rural Action, UpGrade Athens County, and OH SUN are sponsoring the co-op.

Ready to go solar? Click here to sign up!

Or join us for the next info meeting to find out more:


Watch a pre-recorded information to learn more!

A recorded info meeting for those who can’t attend the meeting in person!

A recorded info meeting for those who can’t attend the meeting in person!

How does the solar co-op work?

Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, co-op members purchase solar systems together to save money and share knowledge. 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’ll also have the support of the group instead of navigating an often-complicated process alone. The group will complete the following process to ensure a smooth and organized experience for everyone involved.