PV Squared Announces Extension to Greenfield Solar Challenge
Greenfield-based renewable energy specialist PV Squared announced today an extension to the Greenfield Solar Challenge, a time-limited program in partnership with the Town of Greenfield to increase adoption of renewable energy in Greenfield with special pricing for Greenfield home and business owners. The program, which was slated to end on November 15th, has been extended to Wednesday, November 26th, allowing any interested residents who submit a request for a solar assessment prior to Thanksgiving to participate in the program.
The program has been a great success, with more than 30 Greenfield residents already signed on for over 260 kilowatts of solar to be installed through the program. This is more than 3 times than the total amount of solar PV installed in Greenfield in 2013, according to the Massachusetts DOER. The Greenfield Solar Challenge program is based on a tiered pricing system, which lowers project costs for all program participants as contracted volume increases, and has successfully reached the lowest pricing tier. All program participants are able to receive a solar site assessment from PV Squared, and all participants with viable project sites will have the opportunity to receive a detailed project proposal based on the lowest pricing tier of $3.40 per watt.
“Even outside of this program, it’s a great time to go solar here in Massachusetts”, said Andy Toomajian, outreach and communications director for PV Squared. “The Greenfield Solar Challenge offers an additional incentive for Greenfield home and business owners that makes a good deal even better. We’ve been thrilled with the level of interest we’ve seen, and wanted to make sure everyone in Greenfield who is interested in participating has the chance to do so. I’d encourage anyone who is curious to get in touch, and we’ll be glad to take a look at your situation and discuss your options.”
More than 150 Greenfield home and business owners have already submitted a solar assessment request through the Greenfield Solar Challenge and PV Squared will be following up with everyone who submits their information prior to Wednesday, November 26th. Everyone who submits their information before the program’s end will have the opportunity to receive a no-obligation project proposal with the program’s special pricing.
Interested residents can contact Anne Perkins, the Town of Greenfield’s Solar Coach, at 413-772-1389, or call PV Squared at 413-772-8778 with any questions. Filling out a request for a solar assessment through the program is the best way to ensure your ability to participate in the program, and involves no cost or obligation. Assessment requests can be submitted online at GreenfieldSolarChallenge.com or by stopping in to the Town of Greenfield planning office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 114 Main Street, and if possible, it’s best to include a copy of a recent electric bill for review.
“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with a Greenfield business with over a decade of leadership in their field for this program. PV Squared has done a great job in helping folks in town learn more about what making the switch to solar can look like for them”, said Carole Collins, Sustainability Director for the Town of Greenfield. “We’re doing this program because renewable energy is safe and reliable, and offers real economic and environmental benefits for the project owner and the community. That’s not just talk: The current solar market is so attractive; I’m doing a solar project on my house that will effectively eliminate my electric bill and pay for itself in less than 5 years. We’re thrilled to see so many people in town excited to be a part of this program, and are very pleased that PV Squared is able to extend the timeline to allow as many people as possible to get involved.”