Community solar co-operatives have come to WV. Co-op buying from a single installer reduces the price of individual systems about 25%. WV Sun, the WV branch of the Community Power Network, have organized the first two solar co-ops in WV in Union, in Monroe County and in Fayetteville in Fayette County. 27 households will be getting new systems through the Fayette County co-op and a similar number of families are going solar through the Monroe County co-op.
This solar co-op model has grown from its first neighborhood project in DC in 2007, to dozens of projects, and hundreds of families, across MD, DC, VA and now WV.
Here’s how the WV Sun/Community Power Network process works –
Don’t wait around for backwards WV politicians, regulators or power companies. Get together with your friends and neighbors and make it happen yourself!