After receiving competitive proposals from a number of vendors, East Boulder Solar Coalition has selected a vendor. Stay tuned for community meetings to help learn about solar power and the partnership with Custom Solar.
EnergySmartYes.com is a group that is sponsored by Boulder County to help homeowners throughout our area implement energy saving tools in our homes. They provide expert assistance in interpretation of contractor bids, and even go so far as to setup appointments for you with the contractors to come out to your home!
The best part is that depending on availability of funds you can receive rebates for having the work done on your home! This above and beyond the rebates from Xcel. Its Boulder’s way of saying, “Thank You” for doing your part.
They even have rebates based on income. The more that you research the more that you can find there are benefits to going green that add up to more then just your reduced energy bill and decreased carbon footprint!
- Ability to lease?
Help us weigh the variables!
The East Boulder Solar Coalition is meeting tonight at the Lafayette Library tonight (Tuesday 5/23 @5:30). The goal of this meeting is to evaluate the 3 solar companies to determine who meets the needs of our group the most. Some of the top questions we will be addressing include their warranties, longevity of the systems as well as how a group purchase works when considering purchases or financing & leasing. Our goal is to work with a supplier to achieve economies of scale. In other words, we group together to give them lots of business and they reduce the cost for us. If you have an interest in joining the group and learning more – tonight is a great night to get involved!
- On the business side, Solarize CT resulted in a statewide “20–20 rule.” Most campaigns ran for roughly 20 weeks and reduced the average cost of solar by 20 percent
- Over a six-month period, the presence of one solar rooftop project increased the average number of installations within a half-mile radius by nearly 50 percent
- The full report can be found here: http://cbey.yale.edu/programs
-research/solar-energy- evolution-and-diffusion- studies-seeds. It provides lots of great info on doing community outreach.
Help us understand your solar goals by sharing your opinions in this survey.