Enjoy wine, cheese and Di Bruno's goodies and learn about the Solarize Center City program which provides rooftop solar arrays at greatly reduced costs (with an added discount for CCRA members) installed by Solar States. Please register here so we may tally a headcount. Bring your neighbors!
CCRA member, green activist, and founder of West Philadelphia's White Dog cafe, Judy Wicks, will describe how rooftop solar panels installed by Solar States, have driven her bills in an all electric home to as low as $7.00 per month.
The Solar States program reduces equipment/installation costs by as much as 15% depending on the number of participants. This up front discount is combined with a federal tax credit allowing participants to shrink their tax bill by 30% of the equipment/ installation costs. Further savings pile up over the years as electric bills diminish or disappear because, after all, the Sun is free.
Here's how it works:
- When you sign your contract, you'll automatically start saving with a base rate, $3.15/per watt of capacity in the system, far below industry standards. Standard row homes require installations of between 5000 and 7500 watts.
- When 15 of your neighbors sign up, you'll save an extra $0.20/watt.
- When 30 of your neighbors sign contracts, your savings will jump to $0.30/watt.
- And CCRA members get an additional $0.05/watt discount to install solar, saving you hundreds of dollars!
Solar States, a Philadelphia owned and operated B corporation devoted to a triple bottom line of people, planet and profit, has completed over 250 installations in Philadelphia and the suburbs. In partnership with the Clean Air Council, Solar States has educated students for entry into the green collar economy, a field with sustaining wages and career opportunities.
Applications for the installation program will be accepted through the end of January. All contracts must be signed by February 28. The program is open to residents living in CCRA's territory, between JFK Boulevard and South Street from Broad Street to the Schuylkill River but only CCRA members qualify for the additional 0.05/watt discount. For more information, click here.