NEW: Solar Co-ops

LWVSPA members Claire Karas and Jen Underhill promote the new solar co-ops at Localtopia in St. Petersburg.

LWVSPA members Claire Karas and Jen Underhill promote the new solar co-ops at Localtopia in St. Petersburg.

The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area has teamed up with the City of St. Petersburg, Solar United Neighbors Florida and the Suncoast Sierra Club to bring  solar co-operatives to the St. Petersburg area.

Solar co-ops make it easy and affordable for Floridians to take advantage of our most abundant energy source – the sun!

What Are Solar Co-ops?

From Solar United Neighbors Florida:

“We bring homeowners together into a group, or co-op. We provide unbiased, installer-neutral support to co-op participants through each stage of the process of going solar. Our experienced team ensures you understand how solar works, how it can be financed, and how it can be installed on your home.

“Co-ops take advantage of the group’s bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and a quality installation. Volunteer co-op participants choose an installer on behalf of the entire group through an open and competitive bidding process. The selected installer provides co-op participants a personalized proposal for their consideration.”

For more information about solar co-ops, including estimated costs and a detailed explanation of how solar co-ops work, and to join the co-op, click here.

You can also advocate for solar energy by signing the Solar Bill of Rights.

Solar Co-op Info Sessions

Interested in learning more? Join us at one of these free information sessions:

Launch / Press Event – Thursday August 23, 9 AM – 10 AM
St Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Info Session 1 – Wednesday Sept 5, 6-7:30PM  RSVP
James Weldon Johnson Library, 1059 18th Ave S., St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Info Session 2 – Tuesday Oct 16, 6-7:30 pm RSVP
Gladden Parks & Rec Center, 3901 30TH Ave N., St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Info Session 3 – Thursday Nov 15, 6-7:30PM  RSVP
West St Petersburg Community Library, St. Petersburg College, Gibbs Campus, 6700 8th Ave N., St Petersburg, FL