Solar enthusiasts gather to celebrate community cooperative’s success

The Loraine County Solar Co-op has seen a “sixfold uptick in photovoltaic system installations” over the past two years, progress that local solar energy supporters recently gathered to celebrate, the Oberlin News-Tribune reports. The Oberlin People’s Energy Coalition “began a journey in January 2016 toward partnering with Community Power Network to help local homeowners obtain rooftop solar power,” according to the article. Before then, “only five Oberlin homes had solar panels.” Solar United Neighbors of Ohio was formed; the group “lobbies for pro-solar policies and can advise those who encounter obstacles in going solar.” With the assistance of a grant from the Green Edge Fund of Oberlin College, “40 individuals, businesses, and institutions seized the opportunity to purchase systems at a discounted price.”

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