Houston Solar Co-op One Step Closer to Bringing Solar to Community

Co-op selects Icon Power to serve group

Houston, TX – The Houston Solar Co-op has selected Icon Power to install solar panels for the  group of more than 200 homes and businesses. Co-op members selected Icon Power through a competitive bidding process over 12 other firms. The group will hold close to new members June 30.

“Demand for solar and storage is going up in the Houston area, so it’s no surprise this is the largest co-op Solar United Neighbors has put together in the state of Texas,”  said Jordan Bastian, President of Sales at Icon Power. “We are honored to be selected because we know how thoroughly the committee reviewed each bid. We look forward to expanding our local operations in Houston, and we are eager to help more people go solar by providing quality products and service.”

The nonprofit Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is leading the co-op. SUN expands access to solar by educating Texans about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening solar policies and its community of solar supporters.

“Big thanks to Mayor Turner and Solar United Neighbors,” said Tiffani Todd, a co-op and selection committee member. “SUN has helped make going solar attainable for us, and we learned a lot along the way.”

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner teamed up with SUN to announce the launch of the co-op in April as a key part of Houston’s Climate Action Plan. Co-op members selected Icon Power for their panel and battery storage options, pricing, company size and experience.

“Houston is one of the most diversified and fastest-growing cities in the nation. It was important to the success of this co-op that a company’s offerings were appealing to as many Houstonians as possible, with a range of options,” said Lankston Dickson Jr, a co-op and selection committee member. “That’s just what Icon Power provides, and why I’m confident in our selection.”

SUN is collaborating with local non-profits including South Union CDC, Houston Sierra Club, TX Interfaith Power and Light, and the Houston Renewable Energy Group to spread word about the solar co-op.

The co-op is open to new members until June 30. Houston residents and business owners interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the co-op web page: www.solarunitedneighbors.org/Houston.

The solar co-op is free to join and joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Icon Power 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.

About Solar United Neighbors

Solar United Neighbors is a nonprofit organization that works in Texas and nationwide to represent the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters. Solar co-ops are part of the organization’s mission to create a new energy system with rooftop solar at 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.