St. Petersburg residents can take part in solar power program

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It is perhaps Florida’s most abundant, yet under-used resource -- sunshine.

People living in St. Petersburg will now get a chance to take advantage of a new program capturing the power of the sun through solar panels.

St. Pete is offering three co-op programs, through Solar United Neighbors to give residents easier access to solar power.  

Each co-op forms a group of 100 to 200 people that will act as a ‘buying club’ organizers hope will give more power to each individual homeowner.

Amy Weintraub purchased her solar panels through a similar program in Spring of 2017.

“We are still like, is it really going to work?” Weintraub said. “We have a big family home and it ended up with the first month of last April, our [electric] bill was only $10.57.”

The city is spending an additional $75,000 on the program, through BP oil spill settlement money.

If you're interested in signing up you can visit