Solarize Atlanta to Launch Bulk-Purchase Solar Community Campaign on Thursday, June 3rd

Posted by: Jennette Gayer

For Immediate Release: May 26, 2021

Campaign includes aggressive goal for solar on low-income homes

Atlanta, GA—Solarize Atlanta is back to give the residents of Atlanta another chance to leverage the power of group purchasing and save on the cost of solar energy. The first Solarize Atlanta program in 2018-2019 was a huge success with 130+ installations, adding 890kW of new solar capacity, and avoiding over 1.6 million lbs of CO2 emissions annually. Solar installer Creative Solar won a competitive bidding process to again serve as the installer for the duration of Solarize Atlanta.

Solarize Atlanta is a community-based group-purchasing campaign that makes solar energy and battery storage more affordable to participants. A virtual launch event on Thursday, June 3rd at 6:30 p.m. feature Rep. Nikema Williams and Solarize Atlanta Steering Committee members.

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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 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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Solarize Athens 2.0 Set to Launch on August 28th

Posted by: Don Moreland

Athens, GA—Solarize Athens is back to give the residents of Athens-Clarke County and adjacent communities another chance to leverage the power of group purchasing to save on the cost of solar energy. The first Solarize Athens program in 2016 was a huge success with 68 installations, adding 430kW of new solar capacity, and avoiding over 840,000 lbs of CO2 emissions.

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Solarize Roswell Welcomes New Installation Partner, Creative Solar USA

Posted by: Don Moreland

 

Roswell, GA —  The coalition managing Solarize Roswell announced today the addition of Creative Solar USA as the new installation partner for the Solarize Roswell campaign.   

Creative Solar USA is a turn-key solar power and energy storage installer based in Kennesaw, GA. Creative Solar works to provide clients with energy management systems that meet or exceed their generation and financial goals.

Solarize programs help communities save on the cost of solar energy and battery storage by leveraging the power of bulk purchasing. During the Solarize Roswell campaign, businesses, homeowners, and non-profits will be encouraged to undergo a free solar evaluation to determine if they would like to convert to solar energy. Pricing is based on a tiered system; more participation helps to bring the price down for everyone.

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Middle Georgia Solar Tour 2.0 starts April 15th

Posted by: Don Moreland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                            CONTACT: Karen Stevenson
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019                                                                                                              PHONE: (678) 770-8279
                                                                                                                                                               

Macon, GASolarize Middle Georgia is holding its 2nd “Solar Tour,” including workshops and information sessions throughout Middle Georgia beginning on Monday, April 15th.  The schedule is detailed in the table below. The Middle Georgia Solar Tour will travel through Macon-Bibb, Monroe, Houston and Sumter counties. The Solar Tour brings awareness to Middle Georgia residents of the new options to power their homes, businesses and nonprofits.  Solarize Middle Georgia is a community-wide effort to make solar energy and battery storage more affordable and accessible to homes, businesses, and non-profits throughout Middle Georgia and runs for six months, through April 30, 2019.

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The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Partners with Solarize Atlanta and Hannah Solar

Posted by: Don Moreland

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Announces the First Installation of Solar Panels on its Campus, in Partnership with Solarize Atlanta and Hannah Solar

The MJCCA Continues to Support Environmental Sustainability Efforts Agency Wide, in Cooperation with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

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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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Homes with Solar Sell Faster and for about $15,000 More than Homes without Solar

Posted by: Don Moreland

Updated: September 15, 2019

Does solar improve property value? The evidence says, YES!

In our increasingly transient society, property owners are concerned about whether they will stay in their home long enough to recover their investment in solar energy. Luckily for us there are several studies and reports available to shed light on whether solar increases property value. But before diving straight into the reports it is helpful to review what solar is and does for your home.

Solar generates electricity that you would otherwise need to purchase from somewhere else. In fact, solar generates more energy when we need it the most and when electricity from the utility costs the most -- during the hot summer months when air conditioners are blaring in the hot summer sun.

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