St. John, USVI

Solarize St. John, USVI

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES NOW AVAILABLE

Updated: May 26, 2020

Continuing a successful campaign in 2019 to lower solar energy costs on St. John and help this island paradise become carbon-free, a new round of 10 grants is available beginning today for local residents/property owners on the island through Solarize St. John.

Local residents are eligible to sign up for a free solar evaluation and potentially receive up to $2,750 toward a solar energy system for their property. Up to 10 St. John property owners will be eligible for solar power and battery storage discounts through this 2.0 version of the campaign.

Solarize St. John is a community-wide post-hurricane movement to a cleaner and more resilient St. John.

Inspired by similar efforts elsewhere in the U.S., this public-private initiative — called Solarize St. John — will 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. Solar power and battery storage at crowdsourced prices!

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 is designed to engage, encourage and involve local solar firms from within St. John. 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 coordinate with WAPA and the VI government in order to support their future 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.

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Get Involved – Solarize St. John Crowdfunding

Solarize St. John is a solar energy program for all residents of St. John. Find out how you can become a Solarize St. John sponsor and make a donation to help support nonprofit organizations and low-income families go solar and reduce their energy burden.

Click here to get started.

A crowdfunding campaign has launched to help buy down the cost of solar for non-profit organizations and low-income families. This crowdfunding campaign will give more people and non-profit organizations more opportunities to participate and support other St. John residents worthy of receiving the benefits of solar power. All donations are tax deductable. Contact us to learn more!

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: We’ve already done the research. Solarize St. John includes 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.

 

107

of your neighbors have already signed up!

RESIDENTIAL SOLAR:

121.17 Total kW | Tier
261,500 lbs CO2 Avoided

COMMERCIAL SOLAR:

0Total kW | Tier
0 lbs CO2 Avoided

TOTAL BATTERY STORAGE:

293.8 kWh

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