“Solar cooperatives” are spurring more solar installations in communities across the country. In the Sunshine State, for example, FL Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is doing its best to bolster local power production under the thumb of a hostile monopoly electric utility. This cooperative network targets homeowners, helping them increase the cost savings tied to installing solar panels.

Solar cooperatives allow residents to buy in bulk, leveraging their numbers to save up to 20 percent from the cost of each solar energy system. This network has already installed more than 6.5 megawatts of solar for member-owners in its network.

 

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