Athens 2.0

Solarize Athens 2.0

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Solarize Athens Gives Back

The Solarize Athens Coalition seeks to donate a solar energy system to a deserving non-profit organization in the Athens-Clarke County area. This solar system will help reduce overall electricity costs, freeing up funds for the recipient organization to better achieve its mission.

With this donation, Solarize Athens hopes to support the Athens 100% Clean and Renewable Energy initiative, which aims to prioritize the needs of vulnerable and marginalized members of the community throughout the transition to clean and renewable energy. In keeping with that goal, the Solarize committee hopes to use this donation to increase a local non-profit’s ability to serve community-members in need.

Nominate your non-profit for consideration here! If you have any question please call 706.201.7668. Learn more about Solarize Athens at interest forms will be accepted until September 1st.

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Interested in going solar?

Want to save money and have the support of experts in installing the right system for you? Working together, we can continue to make Athens and the greater metro area a leader in solar energy.

Introducing Solarize Athens, a community-based solar energy and battery storage group-purchasing program that helps homeowners, businesses and nonprofits become more resilient, reduce energy expenses, and save on the cost of renewable energy systems by leveraging the power of group purchasing — the more that participate, the greater the savings!

Solarize campaigns harness the power of the crowd to save some major green while residences and businesses go green.

The organizers of the campaign will seek competitive bids from the local solar community to ensure best-in-class materials are installed by qualified solar professionals for the lowest price.

  • Click here to view past successful Solarize campaigns from our archives
  • Have questions? Check out our Solarize FAQs

Solarize Athens is brought to you by a public-private coalition consisting of Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, Georgia Climate Change Coalition, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, and Solar CrowdSource.

Tiered Pricing Schedule

Residential: Solarize Athens residential pricing starts at 10% below the average installed price in Georgia for similar quality materials (Tier I). With aggregate pricing, we achieved savings of 20%+ (Tier VI)!

Commercial: Commercial installations are very different from residential with commercial systems generally costing less per watt due to the size and scope of these systems. Therefore Solarize Athens has separate residential and commercial pricing to reflect this difference.

Experts from Solarize Athens and Alternative Energy Southeast will help customize a system to suit individual needs. We can help structure your commercial project to maximize returns and demonstrate how Solarize Athens pricing works with federal tax credits, bonus (100%) and MACRS depreciation.

What to expect from Solarize Athens:

  • Savings: Big savings through bulk-purchase of materials, focus on a limited geographic area, and decreasing tiered pricing schedule.
  • Vetted Contractor and Materials: Through a competitive bid process, Solarize Athens includes the selection of qualified solar contractors and best-in-class materials so you don’t have to.
  • Free Solar Evaluations: Solarize Athens includes a free solar evaluation including preliminary site design, energy usage profile, and financial analysis. Get a 25-year outlook of the benefits of solar for your property.
  • Education and Outreach: Several free workshops and events will be held throughout the duration of the campaign to inform the public of the benefits of solar. Participants will meet the contractors, learn about materials, and ask questions.
  • Limited Time Campaign: To generate momentum and motivate procrastinators, Solarize Athens 2.0 will run for a limited time only. Once the campaign ends, discount pricing goes away.

System Components

Contact Solarize Athens:

By email:

By phone: 770-288-0440

NOTE: Your information is safe. By signing up, there is absolutely no obligation of any kind and your information will not be shared with anyone outside of this campaign. You are signing up for a free solar evaluation by the selected contractor and locking in discount pricing should you decide to make the transition to solar. We will only use your email address to contact you directly and keep you updated on campaign news and upcoming events.

We’ve partnered with Clean Energy Credit Union

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  • Click here to view the Clean Energy Credit Union Loan Instructions



of your neighbors have already signed up!


370.29 Total kW | Tier 7 ($2.72/watt)
694,665 lbs CO2 Avoided


110.82Total kW | Tier based on project size. See chart below.
207,900 lbs CO2 Avoided


283.5 (Tier 5; $11,200 Tesla Powerwall) kWh

Solarize Athens Service Area:


Homes, businesses, and nonprofit organizations inside the blue outline area in the map above qualify for Solarize Athens pricing. Anything outside the blue outline area may be subject to an extra “distance fee”. Ask your AES representative for more details.

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