St. John

Solarize St. John

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A community-wide post-hurricane effort to make solar power more affordable is beginning to take shape on St. John.

Inspired by similar efforts elsewhere in the U.S., this public-private initiative — called Solarize St. John — will seek to identify homeowners, villas, businesses and non-profits who have a common interest in tapping the power of the sun to energize their St. John properties. The program also features battery back-up installation capabilities to provide St. John residents with more dependable power.

By creating increased solar awareness and signing up a large group of participants, this cooperative program originating from the private sector is aimed at obtaining solar panels and batteries for less cost and unifying local firms around providing installation labor. Solarize St. John is a group-purchasing program intended to help with the technical aspects of choosing solar panels then get them installed — making our island a more energy-independent and resilient place to live, work and play for decades to come.

The initiative will be designed to engage, encourage and involve local solar firms from within STJ and the Territory. The campaign coordinators fully understand the value of experienced and resilient solar installers who have worked through the post-Irma recovery and want to insure that all qualified installers benefit from their participation in the program. The program will also seek to coordinate with WAPA and the VI government in order to support their energy strategies for St. John.

Solar Crowdsource, an established crowdsourcing platform, has been selected to coordinate the program. This Solarize platform brings deep capabilities in communicating benefits to the community, signing up participants, coordination among installers and overseeing the successful implementation of the program. Given the coordination complexity of a solarize campaign, the 5% overhead that this resource charges has historically proven to be a more cost effective option than trying to create the program from scratch locally. At the same time, it is also anticipated that a local on the ground coordinator will be needed for a period of several months.”)

What is Solarize St. John?

Solarize St. John is a community-based solar photovoltaic group-purchasing campaign that makes solar more affordable and accessible for the residents of St. John and St. Thomas. 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.

What to expect from Solarize St. John:

  • Savings: Big savings through group-purchase of materials, focus on a limited geographic area, and decreasing tiered pricing schedule.
  • Vetted Contractor and Materials: Through a qualification process, Solarize St. John includes the selection of a experienced solar contractors and best-in-class materials so you don’t have to.
  • Free Solar Evaluations: Solarize St. John 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 St. John will run for a limited time only. Once the campaign ends, discount pricing goes away.

Contact Solarize St. John:

By email: admin@solarizestj.com

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.

 

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