Deirdre Macnab, 12-Year-Old Starts Solar Solution: Neighborhood Rooftop Solar Co-ops Driving Expansion State by State, The Solutions Journal, Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2019, ( Abstract: As a speaker on solar energy speaking to community groups around Florida and Colorado, I like to wake my audience up with a couple of questions. “How many of you in the audience have thought about going solar?” All hands go up. Follow up question: “How many of you have actually gone solar?” With few exceptions, rarely do any hands raise. Consumers today are fascinated by solar, but the obstacles of price, lack of information, and oftentimes a lack of neighbors who have solar loom large. This is where the solution of neighborhood solar co-ops comes in. Giving consumers the confidence, knowledge, and buying power to finally go solar and get a more vigorous return from the lower prices that come from bundled buying power. After three years of a partnership between the non-profit Solar United Neighbors based in Washington DC, and the League of Women Voters of Florida, of which I was a former president, Florida has seen a major boost in distributed solar with a 110% … Topics: Community