The co-op energy program is simply a cooperative union between your energy providers (including but not limited to providers in the cooperative program), many different manufactures, and the federal government. These different entities all have a vested interest in getting as many homes as energy efficient as possible in the near future; in doing so, the homeowner will receive substantial rebates and incentives that are possible through this program. We want people who are interested in solar and energy efficiency, and we want to help them through every step of their project. This is a limited program and incentives & rebates are expiring daily.
In order to make sure that the homeowner will receive the maximum rebates and incentives we create a study home; to make solar effective, energy upgrades must be done. 1800Solar wants to do this for you! We have a highly trained team of professionals. We invest thousands into our co-op program, or study homes, to ensure they retain the energy they produce. This means attic insulation, weather stripping, radiant barrier, adjustable thermostats, and even a few windows. These upgrades may be required in certain areas to qualify for rebates. The rebates aside, there is also a 30% federal tax incentive; in other words, there is a lot of money waiting for people who participate in the co-op energy promotion.