Solar United Neighbors (SUN) announced today that its Tucson Solar Co-op has selected Technicians for Sustainability (TFS) to install solar panels for the 120-member group. Co-op members chose TFS through a competitive bidding process over four other Arizona solar providers.
“TFS is honored to be selected for the SUN program,” said Kevin Koch, chief executive officer and co-owner of TFS. “Our mission is to power our community with clean energy, and as a cooperative ourselves, we look forward to collaborating with Tucson Solar Co-op members, and bringing more solar to Tucson.”
Co-op members selected TFS because of its expertise in the industry, reputation in the Tucson community, and capacity to work with the large number of co-op member households.
“The preparation and background work presented by several committee members during the discussion helped test and ultimately supported my own solar energy plans,” said Jon Norenburg, a co-op member and volunteer on the selection committee.
SUN expands access to solar by educating Arizona residents about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping to organize group solar installations, strengthening solar policies and building a community of solar supporters. The organization held several public informational webinars in June and July, to educate the Tucson community about solar and the co-op process.
Local partners of the Tucson Solar Co-op include the Center for Biological Diversity, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Mrs. Green’s World, and Tucson 2030 District. Partners help to promote the co-op in the community.
“I was thrilled to learn that the co-op chose a locally-owned, employee-owned, community-building organization as its solar provider,” said Gina Murphy-Darling, founder and chief executive officer of Mrs. Green’s World. “They have an outstanding reputation in our city, and I am sure they will meet or exceed expectations.”
The co-op is open to new members until July 31. Tucson residents interested in joining the co-op can learn more and sign up at www.solarunitedneighbors.org/Tucson.
About Solar United Neighbors
Solar United Neighbors is a nonprofit organization that works in Arizona and nationwide to represent the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters. Solar co-ops are part of the organization’s mission to create a new energy system with rooftop solar at the cornerstone. Solar United Neighbors holds events and education programs to help people become informed solar consumers, maximize the value of their solar investment, and advocate for fair solar policies.