The Fort Wayne Solar and EV Charger Co-op has selected Jefferson Electric to install solar panels for the group.

Co-op members selected Indianapolis-based Jefferson Electric through a competitive bidding process over three other firms, according to a news release from Fort Wayne Solar. The group will hold its next Solar 101 webinar at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 on Zoom to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. Register at

“It is an honor to be selected because we know how thoroughly they reviewed each bid,” Max Kennerk with Jefferson Electric said in the news release. “We are eager to help more people go solar by providing high quality solar energy systems at a good price.”

Solar United Neighbors expands access to solar by educating Fort Wayne-area residents about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Indiana’s solar policies and Fort Wayne’s community of solar supporters.

Co-op members selected Jefferson Electric because, “With an outstanding warranty, quality hardware, and proven track record, Jefferson Electric excelled in the categories most important to the co-op members,” said Austin Brenneman, a member of the co-op’s installer selection committee. “We were also impressed with their thorough responses to the (bid) questionnaire and their commitment to community.”

The co-op is open to new members until Dec. 31. Fort Wayne area residents interested in joining the co-op can sign up at the

The solar co-op is free to join and joining the co-op is not a commitment to purchase panels. Jefferson Electric will provide each co-op member with an individualized proposal based on the group rate. By going solar as a group and choosing a single installer, members can save on the cost of going solar and have the support of fellow group members and solar experts at Solar United Neighbors.

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