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 Asheville-Buncombe in Final Month for Residents to Seek Savings on Solar Energy, Battery Storage

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Campaign’s Key Dates Include Signing Up by Aug. 31 and Completion of Residential Contracts by Oct. 31

Asheville, N.C.Aug. 31 is the deadline for local residents and commercial building owners to enroll for a free evaluation under the Solarize Asheville-Buncombe campaign, which offers group purchasing on solar energy and battery storage to all Asheville and Buncombe County residents and businesses.

Already, more than 635 residents enrolled for an evaluation since early April and 115 homeowners have signed contracts to advance toward owning a system through this community discount program. Solarize Asheville-Buncombe was developed and launched by a coalition of local organizations, community members, and government to help make this form of renewable energy more accessible and affordable to all.

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Solarize Savannah to Launch Bulk-Purchase Solar Community Campaign on Wednesday, June 9th

Posted by: Jennette Gayer

Campaign includes aggressive goal for solar on low-income homes    

Savannah, GA—Solarize Savannah, a community-based group-purchasing initiative for solar energy, battery storage, and other clean-energy technologies, officially kicks off on June 9th. Creative Solar USA has been selected as the installation partner for the program.

A virtual launch event on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m. will feature Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson and discuss the benefits of solar energy, program details such as materials and group discount pricing, and Q&A with Solarize Savannah Steering Committee members and partners. This is a free event and open to the public. Interested parties may register HERE.

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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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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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Solarize Middle Georgia Chooses Installer, Set to Launch Tuesday October 23rd at Macon Terminal Station

Posted by: Don Moreland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Why Now is the Best Time to go Solar -- in Three Charts

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%.  

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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Homes with Solar Sell Faster and for about $15,000 More than Homes without Solar

Posted by: Don Moreland

Updated: September 15, 2019

Does solar improve property value? The evidence says, YES!

In our increasingly transient society, property owners are concerned about whether they will stay in their home long enough to recover their investment in solar energy. 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.

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