GEO Partners with OH-SUN for Residential Solar Co-ops

GEO Partners with OH-SUN for Residential Solar Co-ops
Statement by Green Energy Ohio Director Bill Spratley

We are excited to collaborate with the Community Power Network’s (CPN) latest state organization, OH-SUN, short for Ohio Solar United Neighborhoods,   Anya Schoolman’s CPN record of educating, organizing and getting good deals for residential consumers in solar co-ops in other states is impressive and GEO looks forward to coordinating communications and activities with OH-SUN Program Director Luke Sulfridge over the next year.  The work of OH-SUN fits well in the educational outreach of our GEO Tour, networking events and the quarterly GEO News Magazine.  We know GEO members and friends across the Buckeye State will join this new effort to deploy solar PV systems more effectively.

See OH-SUN Jan. 25th News Release excerpt below:

CPN has pioneered the use of solar co-ops to help homeowners go solar. It works with homeowners through its state SUN programs to educate them about solar. Going solar with a co-op saves members up to 20% off the cost of installation on account of the co-op’s bulk buying power. CPN has helped communities launch more than 50 co-ops.

In addition to working with homeowners to go solar, the SUN programs play an instrumental role in developing their local community of solar supporters. These communities have helped secure important solar policy victories such as protecting net metering in West Virginia; building a community solar program in Maryland; and fighting Exelon’s attempt to take over Pepco in the District.