Atlanta, GA 2.0

Solarize Atlanta, GA 2.0

Now Accepting Pre-Registrations!

Interested in becoming a part of Solarize Atlanta? Click on the green “GET YOUR FREE EVALUATION” button on this page and be one of the first on your block to get started.

Solarize Atlanta is Back — and Better Than Ever!

Solarize Atlanta 2.0 is coming soon to make going solar easier and more affordable for more homes and businesses in Atlanta. It’s been almost 2 years since the first Solarize Atlanta program broke records for the most “rooftop” solar deployed in a Solarize program in Georgia but a lot can change in 2 years and solar is no exception. Like our first Atlanta campaign, Solarize Atlanta 2.0 will have great products, services, and pricing–but there’s so much more we can and will do!

Request for Proposal

The organizers of the campaign are currently seeking competitive bids from the local solar community to get best-in-class materials are installed by qualified solar professionals at a great price. This request for proposal (RFP) is for residential and commercial applications.

View and download the Solarize Atlanta 2.0 RFP here

  • Published: March 18, 2021
  • Bids Due: April 16, 2021

What is Solarize Atlanta 2.0?

Solarize Atlanta 2.0 is a community-based solar energy group purchasing campaign that makes solar more affordable and accessible for the residents of Atlanta. Campaign organizers are a public-private coalition consisting of the City of Atlanta, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, Sierra Club Georgia Chapter, Partnership for Southern Equity, Solar CrowdSource and community leaders and volunteers.

The objectives of the Solarize Atlanta 2.0 program are to:

  • Lower the cost of solar energy and battery storage installations through the power of bulk-purchasing, reduce contractor acquisition costs and transfer those savings to homeowners and business owners of Atlanta;
  • Educate consumers and cultivate a sense of community participation and ownership in the clean energy market;
  • Substantially increase the number of solar energy systems and battery storage installations in a way that can be sustained beyond the timeframe of the Solarize Atlanta campaign;
  • Reduce the energy burden of residents in Atlanta through additional measures available to low- and moderate-income families to reduce upfront cost;
  • Advance and encourage renewable energy workforce development opportunities;
  • Encourage the adoption of solar-friendly permitting practices in Atlanta; and
  • Demonstrate that solar energy is uniquely positioned to address energy equity and energy burden in a direct, enduring, and sustainable way.

 


 

A Just Transition

The city of Atlanta resolved to achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2035 and designed its plan to get there in a socially, economically, and racially equitable way. Solar technology converts a free, clean, and renewable source of energy (the sun) directly into homes and businessess all acoss the city to help reduce electricity bills and transition away from fossil fuels that harm our the environment.

But solar energy is also uniquely capable of addressing the high energy burden on low- and moderate income families in a direct, enduring, and sustainable way. Which is why Solarize Atlanta 2.0 is implementing mechanisms within the broader campaign designed to help reduce the high upfront cost of solar and promote inclusive financing programs to make solar available for more Atlantans than ever before.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

What You Can Expect from Solarize Atlanta 2.0

  • Savings: Savings through group purchase of materials, focus on a limited geographic area, and tiered pricing schedule.
  • Vetted Contractor and Materials: Through a competitive bid process, Solarize includes the selection of a qualified solar contractors and best-in-class materials so you don’t have to.
  • Free Solar Evaluations: Sign up and get a free solar evaluation including preliminary site design, energy usage profile, and financial analysis.
  • Education and Outreach: Several free workshop and education events that include discussions on solar 101, the Solarize Atlanta program, and pros and cons of solar. You will meet the contractors, learn about materials, pricing and payback, and get your questions answered.
  • Limited Time Campaign: To generate inertia and motivate procrastinators. Once campaign ends, discount pricing goes away.

Scenes from our first Solarize Atlanta campaign

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of your neighbors have already signed up!

RESIDENTIAL SOLAR:

Total kW | Tier
lbs CO2 Avoided

COMMERCIAL SOLAR:

Total kW | Tier
lbs CO2 Avoided

TOTAL BATTERY STORAGE:

Tier 5 Pricing - 533.56 kWh

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