The co-op will allow homeowners, small businesses, and nonprofits to go solar together, while receiving a group discount.
LANCASTER, Pa. — On Wednesday, the City of Lancaster and local organizations teamed up with a nonprofit solar company to launch a new solar co-op, potentially bringing the power of the sun to more Lancaster County homes.
“The solar co-op is a way for a large group of homeowners, small businesses, and nonprofits to go solar at the same time,” said Monica Carey, the Pennsylvania program director for Solar United Neighbors.
Solar United Neighbors is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to setting up solar co-ops across the US. Carey said joining the co-op will allow neighbors to get a group discount on solar panels from vendors.
“Members get a good deal through the group rate, but they’re also the ones who are in the driver seat,” said Carey.
“We saw the co-op coming in and said, …