SunWize Residential Power Systems, the solar installation division of SunWize Technologies Inc., has introduced the Neighborhood Solar Program.
The SunWize Neighborhood Solar Program is designed to promote solar energy by encouraging people to band together and realize a volume discount on their systems, SunWize says. Through the program, the company teams with neighborhoods, homeowner associations and municipalities to organize meetings and provide education to interested homeowners.
The program offers discounts off the market price ranging from 5% for five homes to 15% for 15 homes or more. Coupled with existing state rebates and the federal tax credit, this program reduces the total cost of a SunWize solar electric system by more than 50%, according to SunWize.
To launch a local initiative, a group representative contacts SunWize to schedule a kick-off meeting. Once a group initiates a program, it runs for a period of 60 days, during which time the participants enter into a contract and receive their discount.