Central Virginia Solar Co-op sets meeting

Published 1:30 pm Thursday, August 4, 2016

FARMVILLE — The 24-member Central Virginia Solar Co-op has issued a request for proposals (RFP) from area solar installers.

According to a press release, the group members created the co-op to save money and make going solar easier while building a network of solar supporters.

“Natural pHuel, Farmville Area Kiwanis, Holistic Moms Network Southside Virginia chapter, Rochette’s Florist and VA SUN are the co-op sponsors,” according to the release.

“The group also announced it will host an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Farmville (Prince Edward Community) Library to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.”

VA SUN expands access to solar by educating Virginians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations and strengthening Virginia’s solar policies, as well as its community of solar supporters, according to the release.

“Co-op members will select a single company to complete all of the installations. They will then have the option to purchase panels individually based on the installer’s group rate,” the release stated.

The library is located at 1303 W. Third St.