Solar Co-op to hold informational meeting in Pomeroy

ATHENS — The Appalachian Ohio Solar Co-op will hold an informational session in Pomeroy on April 10.

The session will be held at 6 p.m. at the Pomeroy Library.

The co-op will be holding an information session to educate the public about solar energy and recruit new members to join the group.

“We’re really excited to be selected and eager to make solar more affordable for the people in Appalachia” said Gary Easton of ARP.

OH SUN expands access to solar by educating Ohioans about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Ohio’s solar policies, as well as its community of solar supporters. The group has helped hundreds of Ohioans go solar.

The co-op recently selected Appalachian Renewable Power Systems of Stewart, Ohio to install solar panels for the forty-member group. Co-op members selected ARP through a competitive bidding process over several other firms.

Co-op members were excited to pick a local installer to serve the group.

The co-op is open to new members until June 30. Residents of Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington Counties can join the co-op at

Joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. ARP will provide each co-op member with an individualized proposal based on the group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, participants can save up to 20 percent off the cost of their system.