Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Solarize Durham Information Session

Solarize Durham Information Session
Thursday, January 30
6:30 p.m.
Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4907 Garrett Road, Durham




http://solarize-durham.org/




Climate and energy nonprofit NC WARN has brought to Durham a highly successful program to expand solar power on homes and businesses.


Solarize Durham helps homeowners generate most of their own electricity and sell excess power back to Duke Energy. Power bill savings start the day the system is installed, locking in low-cost clean energy for 25 years or more.


Through bulk purchasing and neighbor-to-neighbor marketing, Solarize Durham cuts pricing by up to 32% from retail solar prices that have already fallen by 80% in recent years.
The more customers participate, the lower the price. An average-sized home might use a 3- to 5-kilowatt system.


Example: 3-kilowatt system (installed price)
Average
retail
Tier 1
(approx. 1-12 homes)
Tier 2
(approx. 13-25)
Tier 3
(approx. 26-50)
Tier 4
(approx. 51-75)
Tier 5
(approx. 76+)
$14,000-
$17,000
$11,760$11,610$11,220$10,950$10,530
Net price for 3 kilowatts at Tier 1 after 30% Federal and 35% state tax credits: $4,116

Solarize Durham uses high-quality equipment endorsed by the NC Solar Center and installed by one of North Carolina’s leading solar companies, locally-based Yes! Solar Solutions.
Solarize Durham will help determine if your house is suitable for solar – at no charge.
The Solarize model is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Energy and the NC Solar Center.
Solarize Durham is pioneering a way to make solar power accessible to low-income homeowners. Your participation helps share solar savings with others!





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