Polk Commission May Boost Solar Co-op Movement

The idea of promoting solar co-operatives, a method for neighbors to band together to obtain more affordable solar installations, first surfaced in Polk County earlier this year at a forum organized by the League of Women Voters .

The idea had already gained some support in other Florida counties.

Now the idea is getting some official support.

Next Tuesday the Polk County Commission will consider approval of a resolution supporting the concept of solar co-operatives and offering support from its communications staff to educate the public about this issue.

The item has been placed on the commission’s consent agenda, which is a group of items approved by a single vote of commissioners.