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First Homeowner Contract Follows Successful Launch of Solarize Asheville-Buncombe

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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.