What is a Solarize Campaign?
The DOE Solarize campaign is a grassroots effort
to increase the number of solar electric (PV) installations in a focused neighborhood or community.
Using community volunteers, active local government and a local non-profit as the Project Manager, the program capitalizes on the purchasing power of a community and motivates the residents by offeringsignificant savings through a limited-time bulk purchase opportunity
that also removes other common market barriers.
in other communities have shown a 20 - 40% discount on solar installations for participants. In addition, it would provide jobs and spur the market for ongoing growth
in the local solar industry.
Funding efforts during this first Solarize campaign could help create a sustainable funding source for future Solarize campaigns in other communities such as Bayfield or Cortez.
Common Solarize Campaign Steps
: Develop Partnerships and Initiate Planing (Months 1-3)
: Build Database and Customer Interface (Months 1-3)
: Volunteer Recruitment (Months 1-2)
: Request for Proposal (RFP) Process (Months 2-3)
: Outreach and Education (Months 4-6)
: Customer Enrollment (Months 4-6)
: Site Assessments by Solar Installer(s) (Months 4-6)
: Solar Installations! (Months 5-9)
: Celebrate and Reflect (Month 9)