Solar United Neighbors has announced the launch of a new solar co-op for the New and Gauley rivers area.

The co-op will be open to residents and businesses in Summersville, Richwood, Webster Springs, Fayetteville, Oak Hill, Beckley and surrounding areas.

“I am excited to work with residents of the New and Gauley River region to educate them about the benefits of solar energy,” said Autumn Long, Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia Program Director, in a release. “If you’ve ever thought about going solar, this is the perfect opportunity to do so.”

Participants in the program will select a single installer for the group and will be awarded a group rate on installation costs.

To introduce the community to the co-op, there will be three information sessions, all between 5:30 and 7 p.m:

• Aug. 6 at the Summersville Library

• Aug. 7 at Center of Hope in Oak Hill

• Sept. 6 at the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church

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