As the days get longer and start to feel more like spring, the weather isn’t the only thing that’s warming up! The Energy Co-op of Vermont’s Co-op Solar program is off to a great start, with close to 200 people already signed up for a free, no-obligation solar site assessment.
The site assessment helps folks see how much they can save by going solar at their home or business. Signing up is simple and can be done at the Co-op Solar website, www.Co-opSolar.net. Once you’ve filled out the on-line form, we send you a survey asking specific questions about the potential location for your solar hot water system. Once we’ve received your completed survey, we give you a return on investment (ROI) report which outlines the potential savings and reduced carbon emissions that your solar hot water heater will produce.
With this valuable report in hand, we then discuss various options: how many panels to use, where to mount the system, financing, and so on. Many homeowners choose to have a roof-mounted system, while others prefer to have a ground mount system. In any case, we can help you choose the system that works best for your home or business.
If the numbers make sense and you’d like to have a solar hot water system installed, we’ll take a deposit and schedule the installation with one of our preferred, Renewable Energy Vermont certified installers. Our systems can be paid in full upon installation or financed with no money down. Special program financing allows for these systems to be cash positive from day one, meaning you don’t have to pay out of pocket to start heating your water with the free energy from the sun!
We’ve got a lot of great community events coming up to help Vermonters understand how our solar hot water program works…so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can get more information and sign up for your free site assessment at www.co-opsolar.net.