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Solar co-op trims installation costs

publication date: Oct 1, 2014
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If you drive through Ohio’s rurasolar co-opl countryside you’re likely to pass some 19th century-era barns that were built throughthe collective labor of a community barn-raising. While the tradition is maintained by Ohio’s thriving Amish population, the concept of a community cooperative is enjoying a renaissance among the “English.” Yet this 21st century version of a barn-raising has taken a decidedly high tech turn: rather than hoisting barn beams, neighbors are coming together to help one another install solar panels.


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