Solar United Neighbors is a nonprofit that expands access to solar by educating Florida residents about solar energy and helps them organize group solar installations known as solar co-ops. Solar United Neighbors has facilitated more than two-dozen solar co-ops across the state, including the first co-op in Florida in St Petersburg in 2016. Since then, they’ve helped hundreds of Floridians go solar.
The St Pete Solar Co-ops bring homeowners together to provide unbiased, installer-neutral support to participants through each stage of the solar process. The experienced Solar United Neighbors team ensures you understand how solar works, how it can be financed and how it can be installed on your home.
Area homeowners and small businesses interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page. The co-op is free to join and joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels.
Volunteer co-op participants choose a single 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. By going solar as a group, participants can save on the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow participants and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.
The City of St Petersburg generously funded this opportunity for St Petersburg residents with The League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area as its core outreach partner. Together with Sierra Club Suncoast Group, Chart 411, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, St. Petersburg Ecovillage, and Floridians for Solar Choice, St Pete Co-ops can help many people Go Solar Together in the Sunshine City.