Continuing the legacy made in Solarize Dunwoody, Solarize Atlanta continues to break new ground in the adoption of battery storage technology. Solar+Storage is officially a "thing" now and it looks like it's here to stay.
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%.
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:
Whether solar increases the value of your property is one of the most frequent questions we get from participants in a Solarize program -- and for good reason.
Payback periods on the investment of solar range from 8-12 years in Georgia. In our increasingly transient society, homeowners are rightfully concerned about whether they will stay in their home long enough to recover their investment.
Luckily for us there are several studies and reports available to shed light on whether solar increases property value. But before diving straight into the reports it is helpful to review what solar is and does for your home.
Solar generates electricity that you would otherwise need to purchase from somewhere else. In fact, solar generates more energy when we need it the most and when electricity from the utility costs the most -- during the hot summer months when air conditioners are blaring in the hot summer sun.
Originally posted by: Atlanta Journal Constitution | August 27, 2018
Solarize Atlanta has extended the deadline for homeowners and businesses seeking to apply for affordable bulk solar panel purchasing.
Homeowners and businesses in Atlanta now have until Oct. 31 to sign up for the program to access free rooftop evaluations.
“We needed over a thousand sign-ups to get there and I think we are pretty close,” said Jeanette Gayer, director at Environment Georgia, one of the organizations supporting the program.
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.
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?
Sign up for a free solar evaluation at SolarizeATL.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 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.