Solar United Neighbors Launches a Citywide Houston Solar Co-Op
August 6, 2021
In April of 2021, Houston officials announced the launch of a citywide solar cooperative, Sunnyside Energy Community Solar.
The new co-op is a division of Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit supporting the national needs and interests of solar owners and prospects. It’s helped more than 5,600 homes go solar and gained $116 million in solar investments through its cooperatives.
The Sunnyside Energy project focuses on bringing community members together in the renewable energy discussion. Naturally, this includes solar power energy rights, concerns and benefits. Dori Wolfe, who’s been in the solar space for over two decades, organized the project. It also helps members choose and purchase solar power systems to make the transition as affordable and easy as possible.
“We are an organization dedicated to representing the needs and interests of solar homeowners and supporters,” explains Solar United Neighbors.
Here are some benefits of the Sunnyside Energy Houston solar co-op’s offerings.
Helpful Information on Going Solar
If you’re a solar energy prospect, you’ll enjoy the co-op’s one-on-one help. That’s especially true for members who are debating making the switch to solar energy. It also offers folks the opportunity to learn from the experiences of those who’ve already made the transition.
The co-op’s solar experts will walk you through the major points:
- How solar energy works
- Which panels and setups work for business or home solar panel systems
- How clean solar energy could help you reach your personal sustainability goals
Answers to Your Solar Questions
The co-op helps members find answers to their solar or clean energy questions. If there’s anything you’d like to discuss, Solar United Neighbors offers direct contact through phone, email and in-person visits to meet your needs before, during and after going solar.
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Reviews and Proposals
Solar United Neighbors has a team that reviews proposals from an array of solar companies. The co-op can make bids on your behalf, then discuss the benefits and setbacks of particular companies to make your solar transition easy.
The team’s assistance can be particularly helpful when considering the specific details of your home and lifestyle before choosing a solar installer. You can also join the selection committee!
The co-op provides members with a tightly knit community of folks who are equally passionate about the solar movement. You’ll find support, friendship and inspiration, as well as solidarity on green energy movement stances.
You may even end up influencing others to pursue green energy!
Supporting the solar movement gives energy freedom back to people.
It’s liberating to acquire your own energy, just as it’s satisfying to grow your own food. And contributing to the solar energy industry’s growth helps create jobs, raises awareness and promotes clean energy production. As a result, people can enjoy cleaner water and air.
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Solar United Neighbor’s Impact With Its Houston Solar Co-Op
At present, the Houston co-op has 291 members, much more than its original member goal of 100. It’s currently closed to new members, but you can sign up to join the waitlist here. Memberships center on residents within the Houston city limits, but they’re still open to applicants outside the city.
Freedom Solar applauds all energy projects in their efforts to use equitable energy alternatives and lead greener lifestyles. Consider visiting Solar United Neighbors’ website to discover cooperatives it supports in different states or learn about its community outreach and clean energy projects.
To learn more about Houston’s new solar co-op, visit Sunnyside Energy Community Solar’s website. And to get in touch with Freedom Solar for information on our products and services, call (877) 817-9271 or fill out our contact form.
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