CPN Solar Co-ops & Solar Bulk Purchases
Join a Solar Co-op in Your Area!
Community Power Network and our state programs have been organizing neighborhood solar cooperatives and solar bulk purchases through D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The idea behind these neighborhood solar cooperatives is that a group of neighbors go solar together and get a discount— making solar more affordable and accessible. By going solar as a group, each participant saves on the cost of their system and gets support from their peers as they go through the process.
We're always looking to partner with communities interested in starting a solar cooperative. We can take care of the technical side of things if you can help recruit participants. Co-ops generally need about 20 participants in order to be able to get a bulk discount. Want to start a co-op? Contact us to get started!
We help communities organize neighborhood solar co-ops via their state SUN program. Some of our past co-ops include:
DC SUN- Washington, DC
- Community Purchasing Alliance & CPN Bulk Purchase for Congregations and Nonprofits
- Ward 1/Mt. Pleasant (November 2013)
- Ward 3/Upper Northwest (April 2014)
- Ward 4/Petworth (October 2013)
- Ward 5 (March 2014)
- Brookland/Ward 5 (September 2014)
- Ward 6/Capitol Hill (February 2014)
- World Wildlife Fund (February 2014)
- DC SUN nonprofit bulk purchase (2013)
- Capitol Hill Solar Co-op (2010)
- Mt. Pleasant Solar Co-op (2007-2009)
MD SUN- Maryland
- Retrofit Baltimore (April 2015)
- University of Maryland/College Park (June 2014)
- Baltimore Interfaith Solar Co-op (Noveber 2014)
VA SUN- Virginia
- Solarize Blacksburg (March 2014)
- Northern Virginia Interfaith Solar Co-op (October 2014)
- Solarize Floyd (October 2014)
- Solarize Harrisonburg (October 2014)
- Virginia Beach/South Hampton Roads Solar Co-op
- Arlington Solar Co-op
- Rappahannock County Solar Co-op
- Augusta County Solar Co-op
- Halifax County Solar Co-op