Richmond Community Solar Co-op

The Richmond Community Solar Co-op had an info session last night at Henrico County’s Tuckahoe Library.
Here is the basic information:

Want to Go Solar on Your Home or Business in the greater Richmond area? Join the Richmond Community Solar Co-op

Neighbors in Richmond have formed a solar co-op to make going solar easier and cheaper. Co-op members use their group buying power to get a discount and work with the support of the non-profit VA SUN as they go solar. VA SUN brought the first Solarize program to Virginia and has helped hundreds of homeowners go solar in the Commonwealth.

Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, co-op members purchase solar systems together to save money and share knowledge. The group uses a competitive bidding process to select a single company that will install systems on all of the participating homes. Each participant signs his or her own contract with the installer, but everyone gets the bulk discount.

By going solar as a group we can save up to 20% off the cost of a solar system. You’ll also have the support of the group instead of navigating an often-complicated process alone. VA SUN is supporting the group effort.

Contact: Aaron Sutch, VA SUN Program Manager (

Community Partner: Sekar Veerapan (