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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs invites community to participate in two new solar co-ops


From the Orange County Public Information Office

Representatives from Orange County Government and Solar United Neighbors of Florida will host a press conference encouraging Orange County homeowners looking for a discounted way to add solar power to their homes to sign up for one of two new solar co-op programs.

Orange County Mayor Jacobs participated in the previous Orange County solar co-op and will make a special announcement about Orange County’s latest solar co-op program opportunity.

Solar power supports Jacobs’ goals in her Sustainability Initiative, “Our Home for Life,” which seeks to reduce barriers to alternative energy and increase renewable energy production by 10 percent in 2020 and 25 percent by 2040.

Solar co-ops provide bulk discounts of up to 20 percent for a group of homeowners interested in purchasing solar panels. As part of a solar co-op, each participant signs an individual contract with the group-chosen installer, and all participants benefit from the discount. All homeowners who reside in Orange County, including in city jurisdictions, are eligible to participate in their respective co-ops.

The event is Monday, January 22nd, at 10 a.m. at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Orange County Extension, which is located at 6021 S Conway Road in Orlando 32812.

Also in attendance along with Jacobs will be David Jones, Manager of the Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division, previous Orange County solar co-op members and participants, Angela DeMonbreun, Florida Director of Solar United Neighbors of Florida, and representatives from the League of Women Voters, Orange County Chapter.

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