Solarize Huntington is a group purchasing program that uses a tiered pricing structure, community educational events and outreach, and a competitively-selected installer to reduce the installed cost of solar. As more residents sign on to go solar through Solarize Huntington, the installed cost for all participants goes down.
More solar means more savings
Homeowners in Huntington that participate can either directly purchase a system or enter into a lease or a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the selected installer. Under a lease or PPA, the installer owns, operates, and maintains the system and the homeowner pays for the electricity generated by the system at a pre-determined rate. Under the lease or PPA option, the installer will offer a discount or cash back as higher tiers are reached.
How Solarize Works
- Schedule a no obligation site visit.
- Get your discounted solar installation price quote.
- Sign a contract to have your solar system installed.
- Save on your monthly electric bill for years to come.
Solarize Huntington is made possible through a partnership between the City University of New York’s NYSolar Smart Program and the Town of Huntington as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Rooftop Solar Challenge II.
A Timely Program
Solarize programs are open for a specific time period, generally for three to four months. Huntington is expected to announce the opening of Solarize Huntington shortly.
Request for Proposals for Solar Installers now open
Sustainable CUNY is seeking the participation of firms that specialize in solar photovoltaics. Installers may submit competitive, tiered pricing for a direct-ownership model, preferably along with a leasing or power purchase agreement model, for residential Solar PV installations.*
Questions are due at 5:00pm on November 21.
Proposals are due at 5:00pm on December 10, 2014.
Sustainable CUNY is funded for this project by the United States Department of Energy, New York Power Authority, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority through the CUNY Research Foundation.
During the Fall and winter of 2014, there will be “Solar 101” educational sessions, a booth with local volunteers at festivals and markets, and opportunities to meet the selected installer. Stay tuned for a calendar of events.
Residents of Huntington can SIGN UP HERE to learn more or attend one of the upcoming “Solar 101” educational sessions.
*The Research Foundation of CUNY (RF) strives to provide equal access to procurement opportunities for all qualified vendors, including minority and women-owned businesses. RF encourages minority and women-owned businesses to participate in this solicitation .