A group in the Ohio Valley is discussing how homeowners can go solar. 

On Thursday evening, a group called Solar United Neighbors held a solar co-op information session. 

It’s a non-profit organization that helps people convert to solar power. 

Right now, the group is hoping to get about two dozen homes participating in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia or any bordering counties in Ohio or Pennsylvania. 

In addition to taking charge of your own power, the cost to install has gone way down, while the efficiency has gone way up.

“Going solar gives you power over your own power production. It makes you a power producer, not just a passive consumer of energy, and that’s a really significant shift in how we have produced and consumed energy,” said Autumn Long, Program Director of Solar United Neighbors of West Virginia. 

Most homes still stay connected to the regular power grid after going solar, so on a stormy day and at night, homes will still have power. 

Long said even on cloudy days her panels are putting out a good amount of power. 

The group plans to hold more meetings in coming months around the Ohio Valley. 

For more information, visit their website