11/13 2014

Solarize Allegheny Project To Increase Solar Technology Use

Solarize Allegheny is a unique and exciting community-based outreach and marketing campaign that inspires residents and small businesses go solar. The goal of the campaign is to double the amount of solar in Allegheny County over two years through a series of Solarize campaigns.
The project is made possible by the generous support of the Heinz Endowments and with assistance from our wonderful partners – Congress of Neighboring Communities (CONNECT), Conservation Consultants, Inc., GTECH Strategies, and the Solar Unified Network of Western Pennsylvania.
Below is a description of the project with links to even more information and the application.

 About Solarize Allegheny

We’re Bringing The Solar Store to You.

 Over the next two years, Solarize Allegheny will launch multiple 20-week local community campaigns. We’re expanding solar across our county by making the purchase of solar more affordable and convenient for residents and businesses. Be a part of this exciting effort to bring more clean energy to our communities.

 With Solarize Allegheny, our goal is to double the amount of solar installed across our county over the next two years by using SmartPower’s proven on-the-ground community outreach that demonstrates that solar makes sense for residents and business owners.

 Phase 1 of Solarize Allegheny will launch in three communities (or coalitions of communities) in January 2015. Phase 2 will launch in late spring of 2015.

 Any Allegheny County municipality or City of Pittsburgh neighborhood is eligible to participate. Solarize Communities and will be selected through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

 The RFP from Communities for Phase 1 can be found at www.SolarizeAllegheny.org.   The deadline for submitting an RFP for Phase 1 is Friday, December 12, 2014