Solarize the Triangle Offers Second Group-Purchase Opportunity

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Solarize the Triangle has a new opportunity for obtaining a group-purchase rate on solar energy system installation.

Property owners interested in exploring solar installation options may sign up for a free evaluation until the campaign closes Sept. 30.

During the 2022 campaign, 27 Hillsborough property owners signed contracts to move forward with installation. 

“The path to a clean energy future is not mysterious — we know what we need to do and programs like Solarize the Triangle play such an important role,” Mayor Jenn Weaver said. “As we press for solar energy to become more affordable to all income levels, group purchasing efforts like Solarize make going solar more attainable for more people.”

Solarize the Triangle is a community-based group-purchasing program for solar energy, battery storage and other clean-energy technologies. The initiative is designed to help residents, businesses and nonprofits to become more resilient, reduce energy expenses, and save on the cost of renewable-energy systems by obtaining volume discounts on materials and installation services.

Solarize campaigns are driven by community group purchasing. Based on a tiered “bulk” purchasing concept, the more local residents and business owners who contract for solar installations through the program, the more savings accrue to all participating property owners.

In addition to Hillsborough and Orange County, participating Triangle communities include Chatham and Durham Counties; the cities of Durham and Raleigh; and the towns of Apex, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Holy Springs and Morrisville.