Learn About New Solar Co-op
Nonprofit Solar United Neighbors (SUN) has launched a Dallas and DeSoto Solar Co-op to help Dallas area residents go solar with vendor-neutral resources and a group rate for their systems. The co-op is free and open for homeowners and business owners in DeSoto and Dallas to join. Members will learn about solar energy and leverage bulk purchasing to ensure competitive pricing and quality solar installations. Depending on interest and the installer the group selects, they may have the option to install batteries and electric vehicle chargers, along with solar. SUN has free online webinars about solar energy and how the solar co-op works on their website.
Hanna Mitchell, Texas program director for SUN, says, “The co-op will enable Dallas and DeSoto homeowners and business owners to join the growing community of people taking control of their long-term energy costs by harnessing solar power. Together, we’re building a movement to transform our electricity system into one that is fairer while spurring investment in local, clean energy jobs.”
Partnering on the co-op are Environment Texas, TexPIRG, Citizen’s Climate Lobby DFW, and Movement Mentality. “We are enthusiastic about partnering with SUN for another solar co-op in Texas,” says Luke Metzger, executive director of Environment Texas. “People who learn about solar and join the co-op are participating in an important step to support clean air, clean water, and a clean energy future for everyone—one rooftop at a time.”
SUN has hosted seven solar co-ops in Texas since December 2018. According to the group’s estimates, the homes and businesses that now have solar panels because of co-ops represent: 395 kW of solar power, over $1 million in local solar spending and more than 12 million pounds of lifetime carbon offsets.
Sign up at SolarUnitedNeighbors.org/dallasdesoto. For more information, call Lisa Rimmert at 202-573-9775 or email [email protected].