August 24, 2023

Cleveland Solar Co-op's Know Your Bill Event Recap

Last Tuesday, August 15, Cleveland Solar Cooperative held our first-ever Know Your Bill event! Thank you to everyone who joined us to learn about energy systems in Ohio and why community ownership of our power is essential for empowering our communities.

Read More

August 3, 2023

The Mickey's Building Project

Our co-op has been making significant progress on the Mickey's Building Project, which will be CSC's (and Ohio's!) first community-owned solar array.

The array will be located at the Mickey's Building in East Cleveland. Learn all about our project's background, current status , next steps, and how we've been promoting CSC in the community!

Read More

July 25, 2023

2023 Updates!

It’s been a while, so let’s catch up! We are excited to share the recent progress that Cleveland Solar Cooperative has made this year.

With 41 CSC Member Owners, our co-op is closer than ever to completing Ohio's first community-owned solar project. Here's the latest on where we're at now, whats next, and what CSC has been up to in 2023.

Read More

April 1, 2023

Introducing Craig, Energy Democracy Organizer at Cleveland Owns

We are thrilled to welcome Craig Ickler to the Cleveland Owns team as the Energy Democracy Organizer! Meet our new team member, whose work will focus on supporting our co-op in building Ohio's first community-owned solar array.

Read More on Cleveland Owns' Blog

March 29, 2023

All About the founding of Cleveland Solar Cooperative

The other week Cleveland Owns' ED, Jonathan, presented about Cleveland Owns' work incubating Cleveland Solar Cooperative, Ohio's first community-owned solar development company.

Watch the webinar to learn about the organizing strategies, relationships, and business plan that got our co-op started!

Read More on Cleveland Owns' Blog

January 12, 2023

Original Case Study - Cleveland Solar Cooperative

Today we're releasing a new case study about our work building community owned solar with Cleveland Solar Cooperative.  In the case study, authored by our friend and ally Will Cuneo, we describe our early days in library basements hammering out the who, how, and what about our vision for community solar in Cleveland.

Read More

June 10, 2022

Cleveland Solar Cooperative Featured on

Originally posted on, this article describes the origin story of Cleveland Solar Cooperative, a project Cleveland Owns has incubated since 2020.

Read More on Cleveland Owns' Blog

May 1, 2021

Cheers to One Year!
CSC Celebrates First Anniversary

Join your fellow Member Owners on Saturday, May 22nd, from 2 - 4 pm at Edgewater to celebrate the first anniversary of Cleveland Solar Cooperative! 

We can't wait to celebrate a full year of our co-op's hard work to promote Energy Democracy.

Read More

April 27, 2021

Congressional Briefing with the Energy Democracy Project

Last week Cleveland Owns joined our allies at the Energy Democracy Project, a national formation of grassroots energy democracy groups, to present our ideas for federal policy related to energy democracy to Senator Merkley of Oregon and other members of Congress at a briefing.

Read More on Cleveland Owns' Blog

April 18, 2021

Thanks for Joining the Energy Democracy Summit!

From April 16-18, residents and activists from around the region gathered for the first ever Energy Democracy Summit in Northeast Ohio. 

We're so grateful to everyone who joined, and to our partners who made this event possible.

Read More

April 2, 2021

CSC Partners to Host Energy Democracy Summit

Cleveland Solar Co-op joins with Sunrise Movement Cleveland, Ready for 100 - Cleveland, and Cleveland Owns to host the Northeast Ohio Energy Democracy Summit, April 16-18! 

Read More

March 27, 2021

CSC Turns 1 Year Old, Holds Board Elections in May 2021

CSC's Board shares a letter celebrating the progress our co-op has made this past year.

We're also holding Board elections soon. Learn more about opportunities to get involved!

Read More

April 18, 2021

Video Highlights Legal Aid, The BC in Hough, Cleveland Owns, and CSC

Watch the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation's video highlighting the important work being done by CSC, our friends, and allies!

Watch here!

December 18, 2020

CSC on Grassroot Ohio

CSC's Jonathan Welle and Kim Mann join Grassroot Ohio's Carolyn Harding for a conversation about Energy Democracy and how our co-op aims to build it.

Watch here!


Use this space to let people know why they would want to
hear from you. Tell them about a special offer, a limited time promotion,
or the important updates they'll receive after they sign up.

Cleveland Solar Cooperative