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New Solar Co-op Launches in Denver

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The nonprofit organization Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is working with the City and County of Denver to promote the second Denver Solar Co-op to help residents and small businesses within the City and County of Denver go solar. Eighty-three Denver residents and business owners have joined the co-op, with a goal of reaching 150 members by March 1.

Partners with the Denver Solar Co-op include the Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency, Alpine Bank, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Vote Solar, Physicians for Social Responsibility – Colorado, New Energy Colorado, and the Northside Sustainability Alliance.

“Denver is committed to a rapid and equitable transition to a 100% renewable electricity system, focusing on local clean energy infrastructure and expanding economic and environmental benefits to more members of our community,” said Grace Rink, executive director of the Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency. “We are excited to partner with SUN to promote opportunities for our residents to go solar, whether through rooftop solar installations or participation in Denver’s upcoming community solar program.”

Last month, members of the Denver solar Co-op selected Photon Brothers to install solar panels for the group through a competitive bidding process.

“We are thrilled to be chosen to serve the Denver SUN co-op,” said John E. Johnson at Photon Brothers. “With 2020 being so tumultuous, we expect a smoother 2021 where solar will shine on all who participate. For more than eight years, our family-owned company has worked with homeowners and businesses in the area, providing quality solar installations at a competitive price. We are committed to putting the customer first and powering Colorado with clean renewable energy. Being headquartered in Denver Metro allows us to deepen our roots in the Front Range and beyond. We are excited about the future and working alongside Solar United Neighbors.”

“The city is excited that the Denver Solar Co-op’s member-led selection committee has chosen a local Colorado company as its installer,” said Jonathan Rogers, renewable energy specialist in Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency. “This selection enables discount pricing and quality installations for co-op members, which will advance Denver’s equitable transition to clean energy and help residents save on their monthly electricity bills.”

Individuals and businesses interested in going solar can view the orientation video or sign up for the next information session at the co-op web page at www.solarunitedneighbors.org/denver.

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