LAWRENCEVILLE — Solarize Gwinnett, a community-based group-purchasing solar campaign, winds down this month, so the next three weeks are the final opportunity for homeowners, businesses and nonprofits in Gwinnett County to take advantage of reduced pricing and financial incentives offered via the campaign.
A coalition of local organizations launched Solarize Gwinnett earlier this year to make solar energy and battery storage more affordable in the county via a unique bulk-purchasing concept. The more who participate in group purchasing, the more costs are reduced for every property owner in Gwinnett who purchases a system.
The campaign recently reached its third of eight progressively lower pricing tiers. Under the Solarize limited-time community offering, anyone who decides to install solar power in the initial months of the campaign receives the same discounts as the last participant.
This means that $2.75 kW is the current price with several lower tiers remaining. Thus far, property owners in Gwinnett have purchased 101.6kW of renewable energy systems as well as 20kWh in battery storage through the campaign.
Nearly 145 local residents and business owners have signed up so far to receive a free, no-obligation evaluation. The deadline to enroll is Nov. 30, 2023.
“We hope you’ll join us in exploring the benefits of renewable energy before the campaign concludes,” said Scott Presson, Clean Energy Volunteer with Sierra Club Georgia Chapter’s Greater Gwinnett Group.
The Solarize program, led by a coalition of local community organizations, is designed to help homeowners, businesses and nonprofits in Gwinnett become more resilient and reduce their energy expenses. Saving on the cost of renewable-energy systems by obtaining volume discounts on materials and installation services is the intent of the countywide initiative.
To quickly learn more about the benefits of solar energy as well as the group purchasing concept, there are online resources available here.
Solar energy is clean, makes homes and businesses more climate-resilient and can stimulate local economic growth. Going solar can also help reduce energy and economic burdens for property owners. It also supports Drawdown Georgia’s statewide plan to accelerate Georgia Progress’ goal of increasing solar and reducing emissions by 1 million metric tons through installing 295,000 new 5-kW solar roofs.
The campaign is based upon a model that has been successful in more than 300 other communities in the U.S. as well as several elsewhere in Georgia. Following a rigorous RFP and evaluation process, the Solarize Gwinnett coalition chose Better Tomorrow Solar to provide local property owners with this volume purchasing opportunity.
All solar and battery installations are expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2024.
Interested residents are encouraged to visit solarizegwinnett.com for more information about the program and enroll for a free solar evaluation of their property.