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Solar co-op launches for northern residents to go solar

The nonprofit group Solar United Neighbors (SUN) is partnering with the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability to launch the second Iron Range solar co-op. The group will help homeowners, farmers, and small businesses on the Range go solar. Carlton County residents are welcome, organizers said.

The first community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14 in Virginia at Hope Community Presbyterian Church (212 S. 5th Ave.). A second community meeting will be scheduled for Grand Rapids Aug. 11 at the YMCA (400 River Road). Both meetings begin with registration at 6 p.m. and present a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The co-op is free to join and open to homeowners, farmers and business owners. Together, co-op members will learn about solar energy and leverage their numbers to purchase individual solar systems at a competitive price and top quality.

SUN will host several free information sessions. To learn more, go to http://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/rangesolarcoop or call 612-293-7267‬.‬