First Homeowner Contract Follows Successful Launch of Solarize Asheville-Buncombe

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Fund-raising kickoff for Neighbor to Neighbor Solar Highlights Earth Week 2021

The first local homeowner to take advantage of Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, a community-based group-purchasing solar campaign, has signed a contract to power a Weaverville residence with renewable energy.

The resident secured a 8.8-KW system through Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, which seeks to make solar energy and battery storage more affordable for both residences and commercial buildings through a unique bulk-purchasing concept. The more participants, the more costs decline for every property owner who contracts for a system.

Nearly 350 local residents and businesses owners have already signed up to learn more about how Solarize Asheville-Buncombe works. A virtual community launch event held earlier this month also attracted nearly 150 online viewers to a webinar that explained how the campaign’s tiered approach to solar and battery costs enables system discounts.

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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 St. Thomas to Launch Local Community Campaign on Thursday, Jan. 14

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Online Event Hosted by Community Partners Introduces Pricing and Materials Options to St. Thomas

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.Solarize St. Thomas, a community-based group purchasing program, will launch its island-wide campaign to assist local property owners to access affordable solar power on Thursday, Jan. 14, via a live online campaign-opening event.

The launch event will introduce and explain how solar power equipment, battery storage and energy-saving technologies are available for the first time locally through a group-purchasing platform supported by community partner organizations collaborating on St. Thomas in 2021.

A link to register for this free event is at solarizestt.com


Solarize St. Thomas Selects Installer for Affordable Solar Power Community Campaign

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Local Workforce Development Included in Objectives of Community Partners

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. —  The Coalition for Solar Affordability has chosen a solar installation company to partner in Solarize St. Thomas, a community-based group purchasing program set to launch locally in January.

Following a rigorous evaluation process, the Coalition selected Silver Sun Solar LLC to provide local property owners – both residential and commercial – with solar power equipment, battery storage and energy-saving technologies through a group-purchasing platform supported by community partner organizations collaborating on St. Thomas in the new year. 


Solarize St. Thomas to Launch Affordable Solar Power Campaign in January

Posted by: Ken Haldin

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. —  The Coalition for Solar Affordability is preparing to launch Solarize St. Thomas, a community-based group purchasing program, locally during January 2021.

Affordable access to solar energy and battery storage to help all local homeowners, businesses, non-profits become more resilient, reduce energy expenses and save on the cost of renewable energy systems is the goal of this new coalition of community partner organizations.

The more St.Thomas property owners that participate, the greater the savings for all.


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 St. Thomas Seeks Bids From Local Solar Contractors for 2021 Group Purchase Program

Posted by: Ken Haldin

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. — A newly formed local renewable energy coalition is currently seeking bids from USVI-based solar energy design and installation companies for its 2021 group purchasing program for St. Thomas property owners. Deadline for bidders is Nov. 5.

The Coalition for Solar Affordability Partnership is preparing to launch Solarize St. Thomas, a community-based group purchasing program for solar energy, battery storage, and other clean energy technologies that helps homeowners, businesses and non-profits become more resilient, reduce energy expenses and save on the cost of renewable energy systems. The more local property owners that participate, the greater the savings.


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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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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