Letter: Join your neighbors in going solar

To the editor:

First, I wish to thank the Echo Press for publishing a short article I saw in the first week of September about the non-profit Solar United Neighbors (SUN) and their work to help people in the area go solar. Solar energy is something I have long had an interest in. Reading that a solar co-op was launched and is looking for members in our region was intriguing to me.

As I researched the website for Solar United Neighbors and realized it is a national organization fostering the startup of locally setup co-ops to further bring the opportunity of solar to communities, I knew I had to join this group of forward thinking individuals.

What I found by visiting their website was that it was informative and easy to navigate and that they were seeking new co-op members. Simply put, a solar co-op is people working together to get the best price on solar and to get the support and expertise of Solar United Neighbors staff. It is free to join and I am a member now and looking forward to going solar.

At present we have nine members so there is room for more. The co-op is for farmers, residential home owners, rural areas, summer residents and small businesses alike; it benefits everyone.


Please check out the website and consider joining to help bring new energy technology to our communities and region. You can find out more and join at

Rita Ellenberger

Alexandria, MN

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