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.