Kanawha County Solar Co-op

Sorry, the deadline to join the Kanawha Solar Co-op has passed. Over 70 people signed up for the co-op, and nearly a dozen have already gone solar.  Live in Kanawha County but missed the deadline to sign up?  Join the WV SUN newsletter to learn of new co-ops as they launch in your area.

How does the solar co-op work?

Based on the same principle as buying in bulk, co-op members purchase solar systems together to save money and share knowledge. The group uses a competitive bidding process to select a single company that will install systems on all of the participating homes. Each participant signs his or her own contract with the installer, but everyone gets the bulk discount.

By going solar as a group we can save 20-30% off the cost of a solar system. You’ll also have the support of the group instead of navigating an  process alone. Local partners and WV SUN are supporting the group effort. Here’s the process for the co-op:


How much will going solar with the co-op cost?

Below are estimates for the costs and incentives available for two solar installations — a small 3 kilowatt system and a large 9 kilowatt system. Your cost will almost certainly fall between these two examples, depending on how big your roof is and what you’re able to afford. Remember, any amount of solar is great! You can always start with a small system if that is what you budget allows.

Sample Co-op Cost Breakdown

Co-op in the news



Check out our useful information sheets below. We also have a recording of a recent information session in Morgantown:

Still have questions? Email us at solarteam@wvsun.org and be sure to mention the Charleston Solar Co-op in the subject line.