A Group Buy program works by aggregating the buying power of many to create lower prices for all. Running from the April kickoff until August, residents in Linn and Johnson Counties can attend a virtual Solar Power Hour educational event to learn if solar is right for their homes, learn how the group buy works, and get a free quote if interested. It's a unique time to consider solar--prices have been falling for years, and the unfortunate loss of trees in Cedar Rapids means many homes have more sun hitting their roofs.
Managing the Solar Group Buy program is the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. MREA manages the solar installer for the program, who commits to price breaks for all participating residents as more join the program. Learn more about the Group Buy and attend one of many educational Solar Power Hours by signing up here.
Partners in Linn and Johnson Counties helping to promote this learning opportunity include: City of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, City of Iowa City, Johnson County, The Nature Conservancy-Iowa, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, Linn Clean Energy District, Johnson County Energy District, and Johnson County Conservation.
Learn about the 2017 and 2019 Cedar Rapids & Linn County Solar Group Buy programs at the City's sustainability website.