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Leon County neighbors form Solar Co-op

Posted: 4:01 PM, Feb 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-03 15:06:03-05
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TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) --  Neighbors in Leon County are taking the initiative to go green, starting their own solar co-op. The group is trying to educate their neighbors about the benefits of solar energy. They hope to get more families and businesses to install solar panels.

Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund, League of Women Voters of Tallahassee, Rethink Energy Florida, Sustainable Tallahassee, Sierra Club Big Bend Group, and Solar United Neighbors of Florida are the co-op sponsors.

Steve Urse, the Chair of Sustainable Tallahassee's Renewable Energy Committee says, "There's lots of interest already. So far, there are about 20 people based upon the first information meeting that have qualified, or may be qualified for the solar."

Anyone in Leon County can join the co-op, but there is a limit of about 250 people. The sponsors will be hosting a meeting for folks to ask questions and sign up on February 22nd at the Northeast branch library.

Leon County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at solarunitedneighbors.org/leon.