Since 2007, Region Solar has been an established and proven Sarasota-based company that offers full service for residential and commercial properties’ solar needs. It’s a veteran-owned, family-run business that provides the best service and highest quality equipment for all their solar installations. With over a decade of service, Region Solar has helped turn Sarasota towards solar. You can check out Region Solar’s multitude of commercial and residential installations tailored for each solar investment here on their website.
Sarasota County Solar Co-op
The Sarasota County Solar Co-op is a coalition of homeowners that have decided to invest in solar by installing rooftop PV panel systems. The Sarasota County Solar Co-op is the third Solar Co-op started in Sarasota County. According to the Sarasota Economic Development Corporation, “The co-op is made possible with funding by The Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Partnering on the co-op are Sarasota County, City of Sarasota, League of Women Voters Sarasota County, Sierra Club Manatee Sarasota Group, Suncoast Climate Justice Coalition, Peace In Action Center, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, WSLR Sarasota Community Radio, and Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota.” These partners help homeowners build awareness, increase solar access, and install solar systems more affordable.
Solar United Neighbors of Florida
Solar United Neighbors of Florida manages the Co-op. Their Facebook page reads, “We are a community of solar supporters from across the state open to members of Solar United Neighbors. We welcome all individuals or businesses interested in increasing access to solar power.” Solar United Neighbors is a diverse group that advocates for rooftop solar installations. It partners those interested and will link Co-ops with the solar installation company to be the best fit. According to the Solar United Neighbors organization, “The solar co-op is free to join, and joining is not a commitment to purchase panels. Co-op members will select a single company to complete all of the installations. They will then have the option to purchase panels individually based on the installer’s group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, members can save off the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.” Solar United Neighbors offers an invaluable service and the resources to help create Solar Co-ops throughout the state of Florida.
Learn More About Solar Co-ops
Anyone can learn more about the Co-op by registering on the Solar United Neighbors of Florida’s website. On Thursday, November 19, at 6:00 pm, there will be a live, online presentation for registered members. It is an opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and potentially join the Sarasota County Co-op. To learn more or register, click here. The webinars are free. Link up with others in your community interested in going solar.
The Winning Bid Was Region Solar
Sarasota County Solar Co-op started in September but remains open to new members until December 4th. The Co-op continues to add members each month. People are coming together to do what is best for them and the community. It’s a win-win situation. Sarasota has already decided on a winner after seven companies bid and vied for the Co-op’s business. Emerging victorious is the Sarasota based solar installation company, Region Solar. The Co-op selected Region Solar because of Region Solar’s “competitive pricing, equipment offerings, warranties, and experience.” Region Solar swept the competition across the board.
It may seem overwhelming and challenging to get started, but the resources, the help, and the solar community are at the click of a button. Check out the links and information at https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/membership/ if interested in starting your Solar Co-op or joining a current one.
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