We posted a top 5 reasons 'why solar now' back in 2016 but a lot has changed since then. Costs have come down, the market has matured, new technologies are available, and incentives have come and gone. For this 2020 edition, there are very different, increasingly urgent, and more compelling reasons than before. So, without further ado, here are the Top 5 Reasons Why Solar Now - 2020 Edition:
The value of solar power just got a huge boost thanks to the Georgia Public Service Commission. For the first time in state history, Georgia Power customers that install solar panels for their home or business can get full retail credit for energy sent back to the utility! The new policy is capped for the first 5,000 customers or 32MW, whichever comes first. Program details are being worked out now and we will update you when we learn more.
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.
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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Karen Stevenson
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 PHONE: (678) 770-8279
Macon, GA – Solarize 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.
Solarize Middle Georgia Announces “Middle Georgia Solar Tour” During the Week Beginning February 25th
Solar Crowdsource is pleased to welcome Clean Energy Credit Union as an affordable finance option for Solarize campaign participants.
Donated Solar Array to Benefit Dunwoody & Sandy Springs
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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.