Monday, June 12, 2017

Solar power co-op seeks members in Franklin County

If you have an interest in adopting solar power for your home or business, there is a program starting in franklin County that could help you get the technical support you need as well as help you save a lot of money.

The Florida League of Women Voters and the non-profit group FL SUN are administering a program that is helping people across the state go solar.

The program provides homeowners with information and technical support, and puts out formal bids to licensed solar contractors.

Bidding as a group, the Co-Op receives discounts of up to 20 percent on panels and installation costs.

Systems also qualify for a 30% Federal tax credit.

The Franklin Solar Co-Op project is now taking names to gauge the level of interest in our area.

If they can find 30 or 40 people who are interested, the Co-Op could begin work this fall.

There is no obligation, so if you would like to learn more, contact local volunteer organizer Kevin Begos at

You can also call him at 850-566-2374

For more information on the program go on-line to