Wheat Ridge, Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster, Edgewater, Adams County and the City and County of Denver, in collaboration with nonprofit organization Solar United Neighbors (SUN), have teamed up to launch Solar Switch – a new solar group buying program aimed at helping residents and small businesses save money on new solar panel installations. Registration is open until October 4.
What is Solar Switch?
Solar Switch, in partnership with Solar United Neighbors, is a cooperative group buy program that offers homeowners an accessible and streamlined way to learn more about and install rooftop solar panels. The Solar Switch co-op aims to leverage the power of group purchasing to ensure participating residents receive a high quality solar panel system at a discounted price. Solar Switch vets qualified installers and then hosts a reverse auction to secure a competitively priced solar package.
With the dropping cost of solar panels, new federal clean energy incentives, and the Solar Switch group discount, going solar is more accessible than ever. Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), participants may be able to use the solar tax credit for residential solar and save 30% on their total system cost. A similar tax credit is also available to small businesses, who are invited to take part in the program.
Solar Switch's auction is expected to save residents an average of $5,000 on a standard-sized system in addition to the available solar tax credit for residential installations.
How does it work?
Residents can register for the program through October 4. Registration is free and there is no obligation for homeowners to purchase solar panels. Residents will have the option to move forward with a solar installation based on program-negotiated pricing that includes the group discount. For more information and to register, visit the Solar Switch website.