Community Projects

Share the power of solar with your community.

Community-based Solar Projects have been helping home and business owners all over the country make the switch to solar through organized community outreach and education. These campaigns are usually organized by the town or city they are based in, with the help of a selected local solar installer. The goal of the campaign is to educate as many people within the community as possible and help home and business owners make the switch to solar without breaking the bank. The main reason these campaigns are so successful is that there are often additional cost benefits for the people within the community in which the campaign is taking place.

Traditionally, a solarize campaign aims to get as many people as possible in the community to make the switch to solar. There are multiple tiers of goals that the installer and community determine prior to the campaign starting. For each tier of the campaign, there is a lower cost per watt for everyone. This means that the more people within the community who sign up, the cheaper the cost of everyone’s system becomes. This system sounds like a good deal for the community, but there is a drawback. Everyone’s potential “savings” depends on if your neighbour is willing to make the switch or not. The team at 603 Solar did not like the fact that a community’s overall benefits are based on getting as many people as possible to make the switch. That is why we created our own community-based program called Solar Now.

With Solar Now, we created a tiered system based on the number of panels an individual home or business needs. The larger the system, the lower the cost per watt. The beauty of our tiered system is that you can determine the cost of your system as soon as you know how many solar modules you need to cover your electrical usage. Our goal was to make the program as clear and translucent as possible. It also means we are putting our best foot forward right of the bat, instead of relying on other people switching in order to get a discount. The campaign generally lasts three months and anyone within the community that signs up during the campaign will be locked in at the special pricing.

Throughout the campaign we work with the community to sponsor educational events, tabling events, advertising, and anything else that will help spread awareness of the campaign. With the combined efforts of the community, installer and volunteers, community-based solar events have helped thousands access clean renewable energy. If you are a community that is interested in having us submit a proposal for a solairze-like campaign in your town or just would like to know some additional information about Solar Now, please fill out the form below! We will reach out and answer any questions you have.

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