Solar is good for the economy, good for the environment and good for the consumer
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County has held 2 Solar Co-ops since November 2017. By joining the Co-op, the members pick 1 installer and the installer can cut the cost of installation by 20% due to having so many installations. Through 2019, there is a 30% income tax credit so people who install using the Co-op can save 50% on the total cost of solar installation. The state LWVFL has joined with Solar United Neighbors, a non-profit organization that has all the technical knowledge to explain solar to the community and handle questions co-op members have.
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County has partnered with other environmentally-conscious organizations like the Sierra Club, Audubon, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Citizen’ Climate Lobby, UUFBR and the Cities of West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Boca Raton. There have been 45 solar co-ops around the state, most run by the local League. If you believe in helping the environment and cutting down our carbon imprint, please consider converting to solar energy.
“There’s no cost to join a co-op, there’s no obligation to go solar through a co-op. We aim to educate residents on the power of solar and help organize these co-ops to grow the solar movement in Florida,” said Jody Finver, the southern Florida coordinator for Solar United Neighbors.
South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard said, “With solar, you are reducing your family’s carbon footprint, and there are not many ways you can do that and save money.” Mayor Stoddard is a big proponent of solar energy and his city passed a law that all future construction in their city must have solar. He also streamlined solar permitting in his city.