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How to learn more about using solar energy in Cuyahoga County

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Feb 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-28 13:46:38-05

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Solar panels are becoming more and more popular for homes around Northeast Ohio and now Cuyahoga County residents can learn more about how to have them installed as part of the Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op group.

Sunday, Feb. 28 is the last day to sign up to be a part of the group that teaches residents about the technology cost, and budgeting behind solar energy in Ohio.

The group also teaches about the effectiveness of solar energy in Ohio even though the state isn’t always the sunniest.

“You do produce energy, even in winter months,” said Tristan Rader, Ohio Program Director at Solar United Neighbors. “The real secret sauce that makes a little work here in places like Northeast Ohio is something called net metering. This allows you to actually accrue credit every month for the extra solar you generate and put back up into the grid. And then that credit can be used in the winter months.”

The co-op is free to be a part of and there is no limit to the number of participants who can join.

No one who joins the co-op group is required to sign up for solar panels at the end of the sessions.

To learn more, click here.