Solar United Neighbors of Minnesota is a community of people building a new energy system with rooftop solar as the cornerstone. We help people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights. Solar United Neighbors has been operating nationally since 2007 and works currently in Washington D.C., Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Solar United Neighbors of Minnesota helps people "go solar" both individually and in a group. We organize 50 to 100 neighbors together to into a group, or co-op, and give them support through each stage of the solar process. Co-op members leverage bulk-purchasing power to get discounted pricing and a quality installation, while still signing individual contracts that ensure the right system for each home. In addition, we operate a online forum for solar supporters in Minnesota. Our listservs include people who have gone solar, people who want to go solar, and people who work on solar installations or solar policy. They are not a place for political arguments nor advertising, but a place for practical advice on how to go solar. They are also a way to keep track of local developments around solar, including pending laws, incentives, and changes in policy. We also provide ways for our community to volunteer on solar events and advocate within our state for clean energy policies.