The latest Indiana County Solar Co-op said it has chosen Groundhog Solar of Altoona to install its solar panels.

The cooperative said its members chose Groundhog Solar through a competitive process. This third Indiana county co-op has 16 members and a goal of 100 by Jan. 31, 2023, according to a website provided by the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors.

The local co-op plans more public information sessions about solar energy and the co-op process on November 13th at 2:00pm and January 25th at 6:30pm at the locations provided for those who RSVP site.

“SUN provided so much knowledge about solar technology and helped me envision what going solar would mean for me,” said Dr. Jonathan Warnock, a University of Pennsylvania faculty member and Indiana District Council member who previously worked for the Indiana County solar energy. member of the “I knew I would get a lot of money and take advantage of all the incentives available because I was a member of the solar cooperative.”

SUN said Groundhog Solar will provide each co-op member with an individual offer based on the group rate.

SUN promoters said choosing one installer would help co-op members save on solar costs.

“Being part of a co-op meant I had a lot of support,” said Cindy Rogers, a former Indiana County Solar Co-op member. “We chose our installer together. SUN answered our questions before, during and after installation.”

SUN also emphasized that joining a local solar cooperative is free and joining is not an obligation to buy panels.