Georgia Solarize Programs May be the Best Deal on Solar for a While

Posted by: Don Moreland

Solar costs are going up but Solarize group purchase pricing is NOT

There are plenty of articles out there confirming what we are already seeing around the solar industry -- the cost of solar is going up. Supply chain constraints and increasing raw materials costs are impacting many sectors of the economy -- and solar is no exception.

While the cost of solar is going up, Solarize Atlanta 2.0 and Solarize Savannah pricing is not. One of the features of a Solarize program is predetermined pricing that participants can count on when making decisions. When Creative Solar USA won the bid to become the exclusive installation partner for both campaigns this spring, they secured the necessary equipment at set prices for the duration of the campaign. So even though costs are going up all around us, the Solarize low group purchase pricing has remained the same and will do so until the end of the contract deadline on December 31st

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Solarize Asheville-Buncombe Results in 180 New Rooftop Solar Systems, Adds 1.45 Megawatts of Renewable Energy Locally

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Community Initiative Led the Nation in Participation and Installations, Generates $4.6 Million in Local Clean Energy Investment

Asheville, N.C. — Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, which publicly encouraged local group purchasing of solar energy in Asheville and Buncombe County, concluded its 2021 community campaign by adding 1.45 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to the community.

A total of 180 property owners signed contracts to advance toward owning a system through the community-led discount solar energy purchase program. That’s the equivalent of 2,009,732 kWh produced annually and an estimated $251,215 in annual utility bill savings for owners of their new rooftop solar energy systems.

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Solarize Atlanta to Launch Bulk-Purchase Solar Community Campaign on Thursday, June 3rd

Posted by: Jennette Gayer

For Immediate Release: May 26, 2021

Campaign includes aggressive goal for solar on low-income homes

Atlanta, GA—Solarize Atlanta is back to give the residents of Atlanta another chance to leverage the power of group purchasing and save on the cost of solar energy. The first Solarize Atlanta program in 2018-2019 was a huge success with 130+ installations, adding 890kW of new solar capacity, and avoiding over 1.6 million lbs of CO2 emissions annually. Solar installer Creative Solar won a competitive bidding process to again serve as the installer for the duration of Solarize Atlanta.

Solarize Atlanta is a community-based group-purchasing campaign that makes solar energy and battery storage more affordable to participants. A virtual launch event on Thursday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. feature Rep. Nikema Williams and Solarize Atlanta Steering Committee members.

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Solarize Atlanta and Solarize Savannah Joining Together to Bring Affordable Solar Energy Options and Boost 100% Clean Energy Objectives

Posted by: Don Moreland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           March 23, 2021

Atlanta, GA — The cities of Atlanta and Savannah have teamed up to run concurrent Solarize campaigns for 2021-2022. 

Solarize programs are community-based group-purchasing initiatives for solar energy, battery storage, and other clean-energy technologies. Such programs help homeowners, businesses, and nonprofits become more resilient, reduce energy expenses, and save on the cost of renewable-energy systems by obtaining volume discounts on materials and installation services. Solarize campaigns are driven by community group purchasing. The more participants who enroll, the greater the savings for all. 

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Solarize Asheville-Buncombe Seeks Bids From Area Solar Contractors for 2021 Group-Purchase Campaign

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Asheville, NC — Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, a newly formed local renewable energy coalition, is seeking bids from area solar-energy design and installation companies for its 2021 group-purchasing program for Asheville and Buncombe County property owners. Deadline for bidders is March 2, 2021. 

Solarize Asheville-Buncombe is a community-based group-purchasing program for solar energy, battery storage, and other clean-energy technologies. This initiative will help homeowners, businesses, and nonprofits become more resilient, reduce energy expenses, and save on the cost of renewable-energy systems by obtaining volume discounts on materials and installation services. Solarize campaigns are driven by community group purchasing. The more participants who enroll, the greater the savings for all. 

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Solarize Athens to Give Back to Athens Community

Posted by: Don Moreland

 

Athens, GA— For six months Solarize Athens helped make it easier and more affordable for the residents of Athens-Clarke County and surrounding area to put solar on their roofs -- and the results are in. Solarize Athens added 480kW (appx. 1,500 solar panels) of new clean solar energy and saved residents thousands on the cost of solar that will avoid over 900,000 lbs of CO2 annually for the next 25+ years. Now Solarize Athens is giving back.

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Solarize Athens 2.0 Set to Launch on August 28th

Posted by: Don Moreland

Athens, GA—Solarize Athens is back to give the residents of Athens-Clarke County and adjacent communities another chance to leverage the power of group purchasing to save on the cost of solar energy. The first Solarize Athens program in 2016 was a huge success with 68 installations, adding 430kW of new solar capacity, and avoiding over 840,000 lbs of CO2 emissions.

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Solarize Roswell Welcomes New Installation Partner, Creative Solar USA

Posted by: Don Moreland

 

Roswell, GA —  The coalition managing Solarize Roswell announced today the addition of Creative Solar USA as the new installation partner for the Solarize Roswell campaign.   

Creative Solar USA is a turn-key solar power and energy storage installer based in Kennesaw, GA. Creative Solar works to provide clients with energy management systems that meet or exceed their generation and financial goals.

Solarize programs help communities save on the cost of solar energy and battery storage by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing. During the Solarize Roswell campaign, businesses, homeowners, and non-profits will be encouraged to undergo a free solar evaluation to determine if they would like to convert to solar energy. Pricing is based on a tiered system; more participation helps to bring the price down for everyone.

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Middle Georgia Solar Tour 2.0 starts April 15th

Posted by: Don Moreland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                            CONTACT: Karen Stevenson
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019                                                                                                              PHONE: (678) 770-8279
                                                                                                                                                               

Macon, GASolarize Middle Georgia is holding its 2nd “Solar Tour,” including workshops and information sessions throughout Middle Georgia beginning on Monday, April 15th.  The schedule is detailed in the table below. The Middle Georgia Solar Tour will travel through Macon-Bibb, Monroe, Houston and Sumter counties. The Solar Tour brings awareness to Middle Georgia residents of the new options to power their homes, businesses and nonprofits.  Solarize Middle Georgia is a community-wide effort to make solar energy and battery storage more affordable and accessible to homes, businesses, and non-profits throughout Middle Georgia and runs for six months, through April 30, 2019.

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The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Partners with Solarize Atlanta and Hannah Solar

Posted by: Don Moreland

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Announces the First Installation of Solar Panels on its Campus, in Partnership with Solarize Atlanta and Hannah Solar

The MJCCA Continues to Support Environmental Sustainability Efforts Agency Wide, in Cooperation with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

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