THE JANUARY 23rd EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 6th! SEE BELOW FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION.
The Solarize Greater Media campaign has been forging ahead! We have been hard at work since our “launch” event in October, vetting several solar installers to find the best one, I’m happy to announce that we’ve just selected Solar States as our installer!
Solar States is based in Philadelphia and has a wealth of experience installing solar, including another Solarize program in NW Philadelphia. They’ve been in business over 7 years and have installed more than 1 million kWs in all! They have a great team of very qualified engineers and electricians with NABCEP certification. They’re also a very socially conscious company – certified as a B Corporation, part of the Sustainable Business Network, and involved in training disadvantaged youth and returning incarcerated citizens for solar jobs. They have great references and are committed to making every one of you a satisfied customer!
None of the installers who provide a lease or Power Purchase Agreement financing option responded to our RFP so we will not be offering that option. However, we have been working with the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union to offer you excellent rates on solar loans. Please come to one of our informational events to learn all the details – our goal is to make solar as affordable as possible! You can also learn about payback periods and how much you’ll save on your electricity bills, which will make solar an even sweeter deal.
We also have a new Solarize Greater Media website! Go here to learn more about the campaign and sign up for a free solar assessment. We will be tracking the progress of all our installs and how much money (and carbon!) the Greater Media area is saving as soon as the installs get going.
There will be 5 informational events where you can learn all about the campaign. They will be held in a variety of locations from February through April. Everyone interested in having an assessment done to see if solar will work for your home can sign up at one of these events or through our website. You can also sign up for a half-price energy assessment from PECO Smart House Call. Here are those dates and locations:
Saturday, February 6, 2-4 pm, Penn State Brandywine 25 Yearsley Mill Rd. Media 19063, Main Building, Room #113. Turn onto Yearsley Mill Rd (not the main entrance) and look for the Solarize Greater Media signs.
Saturday, February 13, 2-4 pm, Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave, Swarthmore 19081.
Saturday, February 27, 2-4 pm, Media Community Center, 4th & Monroe St, Media 19063.
Saturday, March 12, 2-4 pm, Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Rd, Broomall PA 19008.
Saturday, April 2, 2-4 pm, Our Lady of Angels Convent, Copper Beach Room, 609 S Convent Road, Aston 19014. Parking directly across from the Convent (follow the signs).
Stay tuned for more information as the campaign develops!