Solar United Neighbors, the Hoosier Environmental Council and other partners will today announce Indianapolis' first solar co-op. Program Director Zach Schalk says the program will lower the cost for residents to install solar panels by using a single installer at a group rate.

"Establishing a co-op lowers the cost for local residents to install solar power and reap the economic and environmental benefits of clean energy," said Schalk in a release.

Other community partners include Solarize Indianapolis, Citizens Action Coalition, Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light and Earth Charter Indiana. Solar United Neighbors has helped support nearly 200 solar so-ops throughout the United States.