Updated (Sept 30, 2022) number of contracts (118) and new clean energy capacity (1,018kW)
Free Signup Deadline is Friday, Sept. 30
OKLAHOMA CITY — This Friday, Sept. 30, is the deadline for local residents and commercial building owners to enroll for a free evaluation via the Solarize OKC campaign, which offers group purchasing on solar energy and battery storage to Oklahoma City property owners.
Enrollment is simply to sign up for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your residence or business for a potential renewable energy system.
The campaign – based upon a unique community group-purchasing model – has reached its eighth and final progressively lower-price tier since its launch this past Spring. Tier 8 lowers the potential cost of a system by as much as 40 percent from a MSRP of $3.75/watt.
While the deadline to enroll is this Friday, residents actually have until Dec. 31 to assess their free proposal and the estimated cost for a home rooftop system, then make a decision whether to enter into a contract. Owners of commercial buildings have somewhat longer, until March 31, 2023, to enter into a contract due to the complexity of larger building systems.
Since the campaign’s launch in May, more than 118 homeowners have completed contracts, which will result in new clean energy solar capacity of more than 1,018 in total kW of solar power. Once these systems are fully installed and operational, more than 1.9 million lbs. of carbon emissions will be avoided annually in Oklahoma City.
The new federally enacted Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes a 30 percent tax credit for residential solar. That means the Solarize OKC group-buying opportunity is now even more affordable than when the campaign began. Commercial property owners will also find new incentives in the law.
More than 440 local property owners have enrolled in the campaign, seeking to learn how their properties can benefit from solar energy and battery power. Interested residents and businesses may go to www.solarizeOKC.com now to learn more and enroll for a free evaluation.
Many OKC residents and businesses are in Oklahoma City even though they have a mailing address for a suburb. Visit okc.gov/citylimits to see if your home or business is in Oklahoma City. All solar and battery installations will be complete by Summer 2023.
About Solarize Oklahoma City
Solarize Oklahoma City is a campaign forged and supported by a local public-private coalition involving RestoreOKC, the City of Oklahoma City’s Office of Sustainability, the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), the Oklahoma Solar Association, OKC Beautiful, the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council, the Oklahoma Compost and Sustainability Association (OCASA), Fertile Ground Cooperative and Solar CrowdSource. Lowering the cost of solar-energy and battery-storage installations through the power of bulk purchasing, reducing contractor acquisition costs, and transferring those savings to residents and businesses is the campaign’s goal.
To learn more about EightTwenty, the installer chosen for this program, visit: www.eighttwenty.com.
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