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Broward 2022 Solar Co-op One Step Closer to Bringing Solar to Community Co-op members




Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The Broward 2022 Solar Co-op has selected Cutler Bay Solar Solutions to install solar panels for the 185-member group. Co-op members selected Cutler Bay Solar Solutions through a competitive bidding process over 5 other firms. The group will hold its next free informational webinar Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m. to educate the community about solar and the co-op process.


“Being selected for the Broward Co-op is an honor, and we are ecstatic to see so many homeowners interested in letting the sun power their lives. We look forward to a successful co-op, helping Broward residents benefit from the power of rooftop solar by providing excellent equipment, service, and value,” said Raul Vergara, vice president and founder, Cutler Bay Solar Solutions.


Solar United Neighbors expands access to solar by educating Broward County residents about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Broward County solar policies and its community of solar supporters.


Co-op members selected Cutler Bay Solar Solutions because of equipment, warranty and experience.


"I originally had a solar system installed through the very first SUN Broward Solar Co-op in 2017. It's working perfectly and has reduced my electric bill to FPL by 70 percent. I'm looking forward to working with Cutler Bay Solar Solutions to upgrade my system, possibly to include back-up batteries," said Bill Goetz, resident of Fort Lauderdale and member of the 2017 and 2022 Broward Solar Co-ops. “The support of the co-op group and team at Solar United Neighbors has been immeasurable. I encourage anyone who might be thinking about going solar to sign up as soon as they can!””


This is a particularly good time to go solar, after Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which provides historic levels of financial assistance to families and businesses going solar.


“There could not be a better time to go solar!” said Laura Tellez, South Florida program coordinator for Solar United Neighbors. “We can expect a big boost for solar in the Sunshine State thanks to the increased federal solar tax credit and new incentives. The solar co-op will ensure people can benefit from every solar incentive available.”


The co-op is open to new members until November 30. Broward County residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at solarunitedneighbors.org/broward.


The solar co-op is free to join and joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Cutler Bay Solar 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 Solar United Neighbors.

Partnering on the co-op are: Broward County, Broward Climate Alliance, City of Hollywood, City of Pompano Beach, City of Sunrise, Climate Reality Project- Boca Raton, Dream in Green, League of Women Voters of Southeast Florida Clean Cities Coalition, ReThink Energy Florida and Temple Solel.


Upcoming information sessions


Florida Solar 101 Info Session

Thursday, September 15

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (EDT)

Zoom Webinar Click here to register


Florida Solar 101 Info Session

Wednesday, October 19

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (EDT)

Zoom Webinar Click here to register

To find all upcoming events for the co-op, visit solarunitedneighbors.org/broward/events.


About Solar United Neighbors

Solar United Neighbors is a nonprofit organization that works in Florida 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.

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