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Middle Peninsula residents invited to join solar cooperative

Middle Peninsula residents who are interested in solar energy have an opportunity to join a solar cooperative that organizers say will make going with the renewable energy source easier and less costly.

The Hampton Roads Solar Tour Group and Virginia Solar United Neighborhoods, or VA SUN, are the co-op sponsors. They will have an informational meeting about solar energy and the co-op process at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at the Glenns campus of Rappahannock Community College.

Gloucester resident Tom Crockett and his wife Susan are members of Hampton Roads Solar Tour Group. Tom Crockett said in a press release that the group is excited to be partnering with VA SUN to support the co-op.

“The co-op approach is a great way for folks to learn about solar energy, to save money on their own installations, to obtain assistance throughout the process, and to feel confident in the end result,” he said.

His own home employs passive solar, solar hot water, and a photovoltaic sy...

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