Through its easy-to-use online platform, Solar
Demand for solar energy is at an all-time high, but not everyone is able to reap the benefits, whether because of the cost of installation, inability to take advantage of tax incentives or an ineligible property for solar panels. What’s more, investors or developers who would like to make this socially responsible, green investment need expert support to navigate the complex process.
Solar CrowdSource allows its users to create a campaign page targeting its community and for interested members of the community to sign up. Users setting up a campaign receive access to a full range of management tools and face-to-face collaboration with Solar CrowdSource’s expert team.
“Solar CrowdSource.com is paving the way for Georgia to become more sustainable through programs that support solar crowdsourcing so that every home and business can benefit from cleaner, cheaper energy,” says Don Moreland, founder of Solar CrowdSource and board member of Georgia Solar Energy Association and Georgia Solar Energy Industries Association.
Here is an overview of Solar CrowdSource’s solar programs:
Solarize Georgia — a local government sets up a bulk-purchasing campaign and the community goes in on it together, reducing costs of installing solar panels.
Community Solar — a utility sets up the solar campaign and its customers purchase panels from a large, central solar facility and receive energy credits on utility bills.
Solar Marketplace — nonprofits list their properties to host solar panels and purchase the electricity produced; the crowd invests through an intrastate crowdfunding platform.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.