Solar bulk purchasing programs, such as the Intermountain Community Solar Initiative (ICSI), make adopting solar energy much easier and more affordable.
Using bulk purchasing power saves homeowners an average of $4,000 to $6,000 each on their systems.
If you have ever shopped at Costco, Sam’s Club or any other warehouse or buying-club-type store, you understand the concept of buying in bulk — it brings the price down.
Solar bulk purchase programs operate on the same principle. If a group of homeowners in a given community adopt solar at the same time through the same contractor, the photovoltaic panel system and installation costs for each participant drops accordingly.
Each homeowner involved in a community bulk purchase program gets a high-quality rooftop photovoltaic system at a discount price, made possible by group purchasing power.
And, in most bulk buying programs, the amount of the discount increases as more homeowners agree to participate.
Many homeowners are interested in installing a photovoltaic system, but don’t know where to start.
ICSI and other solar bulk purchase programs offer free solar workshops that help homeowners understand how they can use the sun’s energy to power their homes. During these workshops, industry experts provide information on the different photovoltaic system components, installation options, and other important details.
Bulk purchasing is also covered during the workshops, and homeowners are given the opportunity to ask questions.
Educational seminars are held locally in some areas, but you may not have to attend in person. Some bulk purchase programs, including ICSI, offer online workshops.
All you need to participate is a computer with an internet connection!
No question about it, participating in this type of program can save you money. But that’s not the only reason to consider joining a community program.
Many homeowners choose this option because it streamlines the process of installing a photovoltaic system.
Think about it: Do you want to spend time learning enough about photovoltaics to make your own informed decisions about system components and installation? Or would you rather have all of the technical aspects taken care of by experts? And do you really want to meet with contractors and negotiate bids if you don’t have to?
For many homeowners, community solar is an attractive option because it makes the process smooth and hassle-free.
If you’re in Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado or Idaho, contact the experienced professionals at Intermountain Wind & Solar today. We can help you learn more about how you can gain your energy independence much more quickly and affordably through a solar bulk purchasing program.
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