Price for Solar Energy Continues to Decline Locally through Solarize the Triangle

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Dec. 2, 2022

Final Month for Residents to Seek Group-Buying Savings on Solar Energy and Battery Storage

With a Dec. 31 deadline ahead to sign up for a free solar energy assessment, Solarize the Triangle has reached another lower-cost tier in its discount price offering to property owners in the Region.
The community-based group-buying program – developed by 11 local governments in the Triangle – has already enrolled 1,070 property owners seeking proposals for solar-energy systems.
To date, 546 kW of renewable solar power – more than half a megawatt – has been purchased through the program, which launched in August and has achieved 59 homeowner contracts to date.

Once these installations are completed, over 1 million per year in pounds of CO2 will have been avoided in the Region. This is the equivalent of 100 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year.

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Solarize the Triangle Discount Pricing Continues to Fall Via Early Homeowner Contracts

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Nov. 7, 2022

Two Free “Solar Socials” Upcoming in Cary and Raleigh Nov. 11-12 to Learn More

With less than two months remaining to sign up for a free assessment, Solarize the Triangle – the community-based group-buying program developed by 11 local governments in the Region – has reached another milestone in its unique pricing tiers.

Based on commitments from homeowners to add new renewable energy systems to their properties, the more residents and business owners who contract for solar installations through the Solarize program, the more savings accrue for all participants.

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Solarize the Triangle Reaches Lower-Price Tier 3 Via Early Homeowner Contracts

Posted by: Ken Haldin

 Free Evening Public Information Session Set for Oct. 18 Online 

The regionwide community-based group-buying program known as Solarize the Triangle has rapidly reached its 3rd price tier based on early commitments from property owners in the Triangle region to purchase new renewable energy systems for their homes. 

The Triangle Sustainability Partnership, a recently formed local government partnership of 11 communities, forged the program to enable residents and businesses to save on the ordinary cost of solar energy and battery power through combined purchasing with others across the Triangle plus the availability of a federal tax credit.

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Solarize OKC Reaches Two More Major Milestones

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Community Buying Leads to a Half Megawatt of Energy + 1 Millions Lbs. of Avoided Carbon;
Solar Social Set for Aug. 25 

OKLAHOMA CITY — In only its third month, the Solarize OKC Campaign has reached two more key milestones: achieving more than half a megawatt of renewable power and avoidance of more than 1 million pounds of carbon annually.

The campaign – a community group-purchasing program – seeks to help local homes and businesses save more than ever through the combined buying power of other OKC residents and access to a federal tax credit for solar energy.

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Public Invited to Celebrate “Solarize the Triangle” Campaign Launch on Aug. 10 at North Carolina Museum of Art

Posted by: Ken Haldin

 

 Solar Installer Selected Via Competitive Bidding;
Opportunity to Enroll in Unique Group-Purchasing Discount Now Underway

 

Durham, NC – The Triangle Sustainability Partnership, a newly formed local government partnership of 11 communities, will publicly launch its regionwide community-based group-buying program - Solarize the Triangle - on Aug. 10. Residents and businesses will be able to save on the ordinary cost of solar energy and battery power through the program’s combined purchasing with others across the Triangle and through the availability of a federal tax credit.

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Solarize OKC to Launch Local Bulk-Purchase Solar Campaign With Community Opening Event on May 10

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Local Coalition Chooses Installer Partner Through Competitive Bidding;

Opportunity for Public To Enroll in Unique Group-Purchasing Discount

OKLAHOMA CITY — A new coalition of local organizations is launching Solarize OKC, a unique community-based campaign that makes solar energy and battery storage more affordable to participants through group purchasing.

Don’t miss your chance to install solar energy infrastructure at your home or business – you’ll save more than ever with the combined purchasing power of other OKC residents and a new federal tax credit.

A virtual/local launch event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Belle Isle Library, 5501 N Villa Ave. This kickoff event will feature:

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Free Open House Hosted by Solarize St. Thomas Highlights Renewable Energy Benefits and Savings for Local Residents

Posted by: Ken Haldin

St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. — Solarize St. Thomas, the community-based group purchasing campaign, is hosting an Open House over three days in Red Hook to bring the message of solar power’s value and benefits to St. Thomas residents and business owners.

The campaign, which launched locally in January, has attracted nearly 100 homeowners to sign up for a free solar power evaluation for their properties. Already, seven contracts for solar installations have been completed, resulting in 78,567 lbs annually of avoided CO2 in the
Virgin Islands.

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Solarize Asheville-Buncombe Reaches Most Affordable Pricing Level

Posted by: Ken Haldin

Homeowner Contracts Result in Lowest Price Tier Available; Financing Workshop Set for May 26

Asheville, N.C. — After just over a month since its launch, the Solarize Asheville-Buncombe campaign has already reached the lowest-cost tier for group-discount purchasing. The community-based group-purchasing solar campaign entered Tier 8, which represents the lowest price for solar energy under the program.

In addition, the campaign has awarded its first three contracts to local residents who qualified for the newly developed Neighbor to Neighbor Solar grant program to receive further financial support toward installing solar power at their homes.

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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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Why Now is the Best Time to go Solar -- in Three Charts

Posted by: Don Moreland

You’ve heard about solar, you may know that the cost of solar has come down 70% since 2010 and that there is a 30% tax credit available to help reduce the upfront cost. And you may even be lucky enough to have a Solarize program in your community that can help reduce the costs another 20%.  

But what you may not have heard is that now is the best time to go solar. That’s right, now is the time. Policy and market forces are at play that make 2018 and 2019 the sweet spot to get the most bang for your buck and we’ve got three charts that explain why so you don’t miss out. There are three main drivers that affect the cost of solar and value of a solar investment that everyone should know:

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