Solar CrowdSource Press Release:
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.
The new Solarize Athens program features exciting new products at lower costs and more community support than before. New products include modern, high-efficiency solar panels, battery storage systems such as the Tesla Powerwall 2, and EV charging stations for homes and businesses. Participants will save up to 10% more than the previous program.
The program is already off to a strong start with local firm, W&A Engineering, contracting for just over 40kW and Athens-Clarke County contracting for 60kW. “Because commercial and residential installations count towards the program as a whole, these contracts together springboard us into Tier 3 residential pricing before we launch the campaign,” said Don Moreland, founder of Solar Crowdsource and administrator of the program; “This means the average residential solar system is already $280 cheaper, with additional savings accumulating as the program participation grows.”