Let the Sunshine In: UWG Partnering with Solarize Carrollton-Carroll

Posted by: Don Moreland

Originally posted by: University of West Georgia

Members of Solarize Carrollton-Carroll want local residents to live on the sunny side of life – literally.

The organization – of which the University of West Georgia is a coalition partner – strives to substantially increase the number of solar energy installations in Carrollton, Carroll County and adjoining communities by making solar energy systems more affordable and accessible in a way that can be sustained beyond the Solarize Carrollton-Carroll campaign.

Brendan Bowen, associate vice president of campus planning and facilities for UWG, recently announced the university’s status as a coalition partner in the effort, saying the partnership demonstrates the university’s commitment to the community to promote healthy, sustainable living.


Green Guy Podcast featuring Don Moreland of Solar CrowdSource

Posted by: Don Moreland

Originally posted by: Green Guy Media - JULY 9, 2018


Don Moreland of Solarize Atlanta joins us this week to discuss the community based solar energy group purchasing campaign that makes solar accessible and affordable for Atlanta residents. Solarize campaigns harness the power of the crowd to save money for residences and businesses, could this be the new model to help get solar in every community in the United States?


View our Solarize Atlanta Financial Webinar On-Demand!

Posted by: Don Moreland

Sign up for a free solar evaluation at SolarizeATL.com email: admin@solarizeatl.com


Solarize Atlanta Arrives, Bringing Affordable Solar Power

Posted by: Don Moreland

By Chris Campbell
Source:
Lake Claire Clarion, June-July 2018 Edition

Have you considered adding a solar power system to the roof of your house, but balked at the cost?
It may be time to take another look, thanks to the Solarize Atlanta program that just launched.


Solarize Dunwoody Makes History

Posted by: Don Moreland

The historic significance of the Solarize Dunwoody campaign cannot be overstated. For a long time, the solar industry has been waiting for affordable energy storage, and when it comes, it will be an absolute game changer. 


What is Solarize Dunwoody?

Posted by: Don Moreland

What is Solarize Dunwoody anyway? 

Solarize Dunwoody is a community-based, competitively bid, solar PV bulk-purchasing program that makes going solar easier and more affordable than going it alone.

Community-based: Solarize Dunwoody is a coalition of local area nonprofits and for profits devoted to bring more solar to Dunwoody and neighboring communities. Coalition members include the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Dunwoody Sustainability Committee, UMC Earth Keepers, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and Solar Crowdsource as well as a few volunteer citizens of the Dunwoody community. We hold several free events throughout the duration of the campaign to educate the public about the benefits of solar and the program.

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Three Charts That Show Now is the Best Time to Go Solar

Posted by: Don Moreland

You’ve heard about solar, you may know that the cost of solar has come down 70% since 2010 and that there is a 30% tax credit available to help reduce the upfront cost. And you may even be lucky enough to have a Solarize program in your community that can help reduce the costs another 20% (hint: that’s you Solarize Dunwoody).  

But what you may not have heard is that now is the best time to go solar. That’s right, now is the time. Policy and market forces are at play that make 2018 and 2019 the sweet spot to get the most bang for your buck and we’ve got three charts that explain why so you don’t miss out. There are three main drivers that affect the cost of solar and value of a solar investment that everyone should know:

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Dunwoody City Council Proclaims January 31 as Solarize Dunwoody Day!

Posted by: Don Moreland

Dunwoody City Council Recognizes Solarize Dunwoody

Declares January 31st, the last sign-up day in the program, as Solarize Dunwoody Day

Dunwoody, GA—At their Jan. 8th Council Meeting the Dunwoody City Council voted unanimously to name January 31st, 2018 as Solarize Dunwoody day and applauded the Solarize Dunwoody Coalition which includes local residents, a member of the Dunwoody Sustainability Committee, the Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, Solar Crowdsource and the solar installer Hannah Solar for their work to educate residents and businesses about solar.

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Petition to Solarize Carrollton-Carroll Achieves Goal within 24 Hours

Posted by: Don Moreland

Petition to Solarize Carrollton-Carroll Achieves Goal within 24 Hours

Carrollton, GA — A small group of residents in Carrollton and Carroll County have tapped into something that may surprise many – a big interest in alternative sources of energy. In an effort to bring more solar to the City of Carrollton, GA and Carroll County, the group organized a petition to build support for a bulk-purchase program called Solarize Carrollton-Carroll. With a goal of 50 signatures within 30 days, the group reached its goal within 24 hours.

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Solarize Dunwoody Participant Testimonials

Posted by: Don Moreland

We've said a lot already. Now hear from your community friends and neighbors about their experience with Solarize Dunwoody:

"I had been considering (really, really wanting, actually) solar panels for years.  But I didn't know where to start, which company to use, or much of anything about solar (was it reliable? would I still be on the grid? what happens in a power outage?).  It was all a mystery to me.  Plus it was too expensive.  When I heard about Solarize Dunwoody, I was intrigued.  I attended a workshop, where I saw familiar faces, neighbors and friends, and I came out of it with a much better understanding and level of comfort.  People (particularly Tina) I trusted had done all the work for me, no more guessing or mystery, and I could now feel comfortable about getting solar panels, plus it was very affordable!

My experience with Hannah Energy has been great.  From the first phone call I received to schedule an evaluation, to meeting with the salesman, to the installation of the panels and the electric equipment.  It was all wonderful.  The Hannah folks were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.  They answered all my questions.

I now have 20 panels installed and the Tesla power wall.  I check my power wall app on my phone several times a day, and it is so exciting to see the energy I am producing with my panels powering my home and charging my power wall.  I get most excited on a sunny day, when I see that all my energy is coming from the sun, and none from the grid.  That makes me so happy.

I look forward to getting my Tesla Model 3 and charging it using solar power.  That will make my clean energy aspirations complete! "

Sandi Strasberg, 6kW solar, 1 Tesla Powerwall

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"For Jason and myself, our main motivation for going solar is to do our part to help the environment and provide our child the future we were promised as we were growing up.  The Solarize Dunwoody campaign has helped accelerate this for us by bringing down the cost and helping us know we are part of a community that is also looking to the future."

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