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 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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Free Open House Hosted by Solarize St. Thomas Highlights Renewable Energy Benefits and Savings for Local Residents

Posted by: Ken Haldin

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. — Solarize St. Thomas, the community-based group purchasing campaign, is hosting an Open House over three days in Red Hook to bring the message of solar power’s value and benefits to St. Thomas residents and business owners.

The campaign, which launched locally in January, has attracted nearly 100 homeowners to sign up for a free solar power evaluation for their properties. Already, seven contracts for solar installations have been completed, resulting in 78,567 lbs annually of avoided CO2 in the
Virgin Islands.

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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 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 Donate Solar Panels to East Athens Development Corporation

Posted by: Don Moreland

Donation to Reduce Energy Burden for Low Income Families

Athens, GA— East Athens Development Corporation to receive two free solar energy system donations from Solarize Athens 2020 Campaign.

“We are elated that Solarize Athens has selected EADC for the donation,” said Fred Smith, Director of EADC. “EADC is committed to improving the economic plight of low and moderate income families who live in Athens‘ impoverished neighborhoods. By reducing electricity expenses, the donated 100% free solar energy system(s) will have a huge and positive impact on the families’ budgets and lives — especially during this time of unprecedented economic challenge,” said Smith.

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Solarize Decatur-DeKalb Teams up with MLK  Service Project

Posted by: Don Moreland

 

Donation to Reduce Energy Burden for Most Vulnerable

Decatur, GA— Solarize Decatur-DeKalb has been helping make it easier and more affordable for the residents of Decatur and DeKalb County to put solar on their roofs and now they’re giving back. 

Due to the outstanding level of participation from Decatur and DeKalb County residents, the coalition will be installing solar arrays for seniors qualified through the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project. The solar energy systems will help reduce electricity bills, protect homeowners from future electric utility rate hikes, and enhance MLK Jr. Service Project’s mission of serving the community's most vulnerable citizens.  

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