Save Money On The Cost Of Going Solar With The Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op
Are you looking for a way to help the environment and save money on your utility bills? The Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op, the nonprofit Solar United Neighbors of Ohio and Great Lakes Brewery are sponsoring free informational meetings for consumers interested in solar power for homes and businesses.
The next round of meetings are scheduled for:
* Tuesday April 23 at the Brook Park Community Center 17400 Holland Road from 6pm till 8pm.
* Wednesday April 24 at the Great Lakes Brewery Tasting Room 2701 Carroll Avenue from 6pm till 8pm.
* Thursday April 25 at the Mayfield Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library 500 SOM Center Road from 6pm till 8pm
This is a great opportunity to learn about the financial incentives and savings offered by this emerging green technology without having to suffer through a high pressure sales pitch.
Topics will include: the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit; how to find out if your home is right for solar; financing including use of low interest Cuyahoga County HELP Loans to finance a solar system and typical industry warranties. Technical issues such as the cost of adding storage batteries for use in the event of power failures and the cost of an electric car charging port will also be dealt with.
Finally, attendees will learn how to save money by joining the Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op. Solar United Neighbors grows the Solar Co-op by conducting meetings at different locations throughout the County each month until it reaches a membership of 100. All members are then encouraged to join a selection committee which solicits bids from dozens of installers. By joining together to make a bulk purchase and pulling their expertise Co-op members can realize a substantial savings.
There is no obligation and members can quit at any time.
For more details go to the Cuyahoga County Solar Co-op Facebook page or Solarunitedneighbors.org/Ohio.
Mike Deneen has extensive experience covering sports and community stories for the Lakewood Observer. Mike has been a Senior Industry Analyst for the Freedonia Group in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1998. He has appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell, NPR’s MarketPlace and has been quoted multiple times in The Wall Street Journal. He has made multiple guest appearances on ESPN Cleveland radio. Mike also writes for Inside Northwestern, a website that covers Northwestern Wildcat Athletics. You can reach him on Twitter at @MikeDeneen1