The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia (SWVA) is excited to announce an opportunity for businesses, government, and nonprofit entities to go solar and save money on your electricity bills through its second Commercial-Scale Solar Group Purchase!
Installing solar on your property allows you to generate your own electricity, saving money on your monthly utility bill. The Solar Group Purchase opportunity gathers together interested property owners in a Solar Cohort and invites solar developers to submit bids to build the projects for all projects in the Solar Cohort. A key objective of the Group Purchase is to identify financing options that require no up-front costs for building owners, and that are cash-flow positive from day one. By grouping projects together, we can negotiate a lower cost for each participant, meaning greater savings on your utility bill.
Read our Participant Guide to find out everything you need to know about participating in the Group Purchase Program.
The Solar Workgroup is facilitating this group purchase as part of its mission to utilize the development of solar energy as an economic catalyst in the seven-county region of far SWVA. The Solar Workgroup will gather a group of interested building owners and issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solar installers to the region that agree to provide training opportunities for local residents through the installation process. In this way, we are attracting a growing industry to the region while lowering electricity costs for participating property owners and providing on-the-job training opportunities for local residents.
If you’re interested in learning more, fill out this form or contact Chelsea Barnes with the Solar Workgroup at chelsea at appvoices dot org.
In order to be included in this 2019 Group Purchase and take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit available through the end of this year, we are seeking initial statements of interest from property owners by February 15, 2019, so please get in touch with us as soon as possible to learn how a solar installation can benefit your organization!
- Participant Guide
- Participant Questionnaire (for use by property owners interested in participating in the Group Purchase)
This site will be updated with more information for participants and developers as it becomes available – check back soon!