Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar Toolkit: Part Six

Cities can work with local installers, nonprofits and community groups to offer bulk purchasing programs that allow businesses, homeowners and nonprofits to purchase solar energy collectively, lowering the cost for everyone involved. Solarize programs are bulk purchasing programs that bring customers together to negotiate better rates, select an installer for the group, and boost demand over a limited period of time. Solarize campaigns and other bulk purchasing programs help spur solar deployment while providing a myriad of benefits.