The Snake River Alliance has partnered with AltEnergy and Site Based Energy to launch the Solarize the Valley campaign to reduce the cost of solar installations in Ada and Canyon Counties in Idaho. The solarize program will use the power of group purchasing to lower the cost of solar in the regions covered in the campaigns. As more people who sign up for solar rooftops in the regions the discounts can become greater.
“Our goal is to replace at least 250 kilowatts of electricity that is currently being generated by out-of-state coal plants and hydropower dams on the Snake River,” The alliance explained. “We need at least 50 homeowners, businesses, church congregations or nonprofit organizations to sign up, make an investment in renewable energy, and begin to enjoy the benefits of rooftop solar.
“The Alliance is making it easy for you to install rooftop solar on your home, business, nonprofit organization, school or church,” it stated. “We have done the hard work of researching, interviewing installers and negotiating great prices. From now until July 31, 2016, our members, supporters and the general public (in Ada or Canyon Counties) can sign up through our website at www.solarizethevalley.org and access a great deal on photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.”
People might not think Idaho as an ideal spot for solar, but it’s largely an arid state with a broad geography. After all borders some increasingly famous sun-rich wine-making regions of Washington and Oregon states.
The alliance explained that interested consumers and others can sign up for a free site assessment from the participating installers in their region on the solarize site. The alliance said it and “These two great contractors will get your system installed and hooked into Idaho Power Company’s Net Metering Program so you can enjoy harvesting your own solar energy!”
To help educate the public on the offerings the organization and its partners are hosting workshops about the solarize campaigns. Check the solarize site for details, but the first workshop will be held May 12 (this Thursday) in Garden City, Idaho. The organization also is calling for volunteers to serve as solar ambassadors throughout the campiagn.Tweet