Residents have until April 15 to join
The Spring Branch Solar Co-op has selected Sunshine Renewable Solutions to install solar panels for the 36-member group. Co-op members selected Sunshine Renewable Solutions through a competitive bidding process over nine other firms. The co-op is open to new members in Spring Branch and western Houston until April 15.
“Sunshine Renewable Solutions is ecstatic about being selected as the installer for the Spring Branch Solar Co-Op,” said Thomas Dallefeld, with Sunshine Renewable Solutions. “It is yet another way for us to enact our mission to do right by our community and the environment that sustains it. We welcome everyone that is ready to share the sunshine to join the co-op!”
Sunshine Renewable Solution’s competitive pricing, workmanship warranty, battery storage options, and scope of local experience all factored highly into the co-op members’ selection.
“I was fortunate to be a part of the co-op’s committee to select a solar installer that could meet, or exceed, the co-op’s expectations and I’m looking forward to getting a proposal from Sunshine Renewable Solutions,” said co-op member John Nash. “The group’s selection committee process was educational and effective. And it was fun!”
Spring Branch and western Houston residents and small business owners interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page.
The solar co-op is free to join and joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Sunshine Renewable Solutions will provide each co-op member with an individualized proposal based on the group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, members can save on the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors, which spearheaded the project.
Solar United Neighbors expands access to solar by educating Texans about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Texas solar policies and its community of solar supporters.
Since December 2018, SUN has facilitated nine other solar co-ops in Texas, five of which have been in the Houston area. The co-ops educated nearly 1000 residents about solar energy and resulted in more than $1 million invested in the local economy. The Spring Branch co-op follows the launch of the East and West Houston co-ops earlier this year.
Solar United Neighbors supports solar co-ops across the country. These co-ops are a part of the organization’s mission to create a new energy system with rooftop solar as the cornerstone. Solar United Neighbors holds events and education programs to help people become informed solar consumers, maximize the value of their solar investment and advocate for fair solar policies. Those interested in supporting the organizations’ work and becoming a member can do so at their website.