Owners of single-family homes and two-flats in Chicago and surrounding communities can participate in a new solar discount program that pools buying power to make going solar more affordable than ever (25% off). Take these three easy steps to get started:
1. Learn about the program: Attend an upcoming workshop on Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm at the Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park. Learn the basics of residential solar from the program contractors, Juhl Energy / Microgrid Solar, and have your questions answered. The event is hosted by Green Community Connections, Seven Generations Ahead / PlanItGreen, and the Interfaith Green Network. If you are unable to attend, find program details on the Solar Chicago web site.
2. Sign up, with no obligation: Register at the 8/21 event above or at www.mygroupenergy.com/group/solarchicago. Once you register, Juhl Energy / Microgrid Solar will contact you to schedule a free on-site evaluation.
3. Have your home evaluated. A contractor will help you determine what works best for your needs and budget and provide you with a written, no-obligation proposal and price quote.
October deadline: Homeowners have until October to sign a contract and lock in the savings offered through SolarChicago.
Help Spread the Word: More participants means a better deal for you and more clean, reliable solar power for your community. If the group collectively installs more than 100 kilowatts of new solar capacity, the Juhl / Microgrid Solar team will provide each homeowner with an additional cash incentive.