New Space Coast co-op tries to ease solar costs in Brevard – Florida Today

Nick Sanzone, Satellite Beach environmental programs coordinator, stands alongside the solar panel array atop the Civic Center roof.

Flying solo on solar can be daunting — and expensive — so a national nonprofit group has formed a new Space Coast co-operative to help Brevard County residents convert to solar power more affordably.

The Space Coast Solar Co-op was launched on Thursday with an announcement from The Solar United Neighbors (SUN), based in Washington, D.C.

The group guides homeowners and business owners through the learning process of rooftop solar, deciding whether their roof is appropriate for panels, the right size panels and other equipment choices, as well as choosing the right installer. 

The co-op is free to join and open to homeowners and business owners in Brevard, SUN’s announcement said.

“This is actually our third solar co-op for residents of Brevard County,” Lisa Rimmert, spokeswoman for SUN said via email. The first was formed in 2016 and the second in 2019, she added. “The program is similar, but each co-op gives more people a chance to learn about solar from our vendor-neutral experts.”

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