Want To Add Solar To Your Home For A Discount? Find Out More At Lakewood Public Library
Lakewood residents will have the opportunity to learn about adding solar panels to their homes at discount prices at an upcoming forum at Lakewood Public Library.
Northeast Ohio company YellowLite solar will present information about the benefits of solar and how residents can get bulk rate prices as part of the Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op at the Library main branch on Thursday, December 15th at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.
The Co-op, organized through OHSUN (www.ohsun.org/cuyahoga), provides significant discounts through bulk purchasing. As of this writing, more than 150 people have signed up to participate in the co-op. The co-op is open to new members through the end of the year. YellowLite is one of two solar companies selected through an open and competitive bidding process to install systems for Co-op members.
Lakewood Councilman Tom Bullock is a Co-op member and has committed to install a solar system at his home.
“Lakewood is a progressive community with a lot of buildings that are perfect for solar,” said Bullock. “My own home and garage have south-facing roofs with no over-hanging trees—ideal conditions. It’s an opportunity to lock in a predictable cost for carbon-free electricity. Electricity rates are only going to go up.”
Joining the group is not a commitment to purchase panels. The chosen installers will develop an individualized proposal for each co-op member. Co-op members can then decide if going solar makes sense for them. Co-op participants can save up to 20 percent off the cost of their installation by going solar with the group. This is in addition to the 30 percent federal tax credit that is already offered through 2019 (with the tax credit slowing declining in following years). The Co-Op is expected to attract as many as 200 people by the end of the year.
“YellowLite has strong ties to Lakewood: three of our solar consultants live in the community,” noted Ryan Veith, Communications Manager for YellowLite. “Hosting a solar informational talk is a great way to connect with residents, to answer technical questions, and help people learn the economic and environmental benefits of solar.”
Guests will learn more about the solar industry, how much solar costs, and how much money it will save homeowners versus buying conventional electricity from the utility. A solar consultant will be providing on-site solar quotes for event participants. Interested residents should bring a copy of their most recent electric bill. All participants will receive an official YellowLite gift bag upon attendance.
Tom Bullock serves Lakewood residents as their at-Large representative on City Council. Share ideas or concerns with Tom at 216-395-7LWD (-7593) or firstname.lastname@example.org.