Solarize Madison selects CNY Solar, Inc for Round II in 2013!
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We are bringing solar energy to our neighbors at affordable costs through volume purchasing. Together we decide who to hire and what we can afford.
Solarize Madison will bring at least fifteen (15) solar photovoltaic (PV) and twenty (20) solar hot water installations to Madison County. By working with state and county organizations, Madison county residents, and solar energy installers, Solarize Madison County will streamline the installation process making solar energy installations easy and affordable for Madison County residents, farmers, business owners, municipalities and institutions.
When communities choose to run a volume purchasing program they can reduce their costs by 20-30 percent and coupled with New York and Federal tax credits and incentives, solar energy installation costs can be reduced by 70-80 percent.
Energy costs are going to continue to rise as fossil fuel resources are depleted. An average solar system usually pays for itself within 30 years, but that time frame is shortened as our kWh electricity charges are increased by our electric company and property values increase.
About the Program
Solarize Madison is a grassroots community effort to develop a community solar initiative to help residents, business owners and municipalities overcome the financial and logistical hurdles of installing solar power through high volume group purchasing. The program will effectively merge community activism and education, simple low-cost marketing, job creation and economies of scale to drive participation.
The goal of Solarize Madison is to transform interest in clean energy into action by tackling the three major market barriers: cost, a complex process and customer commitment.
Solar energy installation contractors will be selected through a competitive bid process; collective bargaining and group purchasing should lower the out of pocket cost to participants by 20-30%. Community-led outreach marketing and education by the project managers of Solarize Madison and other trusted partners will deliver a direct appeal from one friend to another to join the campaign. Collective education and bargaining provides a safe environment for customers to feel comfortable with their investment.