Grow Solar Jackson County is offered by MREA, Jackson County Energy District, The Nature Conservancy in Iowa, City of Bellevue, City of Preston, City of Springbrook, Jackson County Board of Supervisors, Jackson County Conservation Board, Friends of Jackson County Conservation, Jackson County Economic Alliance, and Community Foundation of Jackson County.
Between 2013 and 2020, MREA has hosted forty-two Solar Group Buy programs around the Midwest, reaching over 10,000 individuals with our Solar Power Hour information sessions, and leading to more than 14,000 kW on over 1,900 properties.
What makes our group buys so successful?
Economy of Scale
Competitive Contractor Selection
Community Support & Outreach
Public Education: Throughout this program, the MREA and will hold several free, virtual, hour-long informational events where you will learn the basics of geothermal, how it can save you money, and how the geothermal group buy program works.
Economy of Scale: Which is just a fancy way of say “bulk purchasing.” Through the power of bulk purchasing this program’s high quality installer is able to offer below market price. The more people that go solar through this program, the lower the price will be for everyone!
Competitive Installer Selection: Led by the MREA, with help from a local advisory committee, the competitive selection process ensures that this program’s solar installations are performed by a high quality installer at a below market price.
Community Support & Outreach: Our programs are supported by both the leaders and community members of Jackson County. With the help of your jurisdiction leaders, fellow community members, and you, the MREA is able to spread the word of this awesome opportunity throughout your community!
Limited-Time Offering: The clock is ticking: this program’s discount pricing is only available for a short time! You will have until September 30, 2021 to sign a contract with our selected installer and secure the program’s savings.
Eagle Point Solar
Founded in 2010, Eagle Point Solar is dedicated to providing renewable solar energy solutions throughout Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. They have designed, engineered and built systems of all sizes for residential homes, small businesses, large commercial facilities, agricultural operations, local government, academic institutions and local utilities. Eagle Point Solar is one of the largest solar installers in the Midwest, and consistently ranked as a Solar Power World Top 500 Solar and Solar + Storage installer in the U.S. In addition to providing turnkey energy management solutions, they also offer, sales, design & engineering, permitting, utility interconnection, construction and maintenance.
The professional staff consists of NABCEP certified designers, master electricians, and individuals with decades of construction management and administration experience.
“At Eagle Point Solar, our people are trusted, our process is tested, and our results are proven.”
The solar installer for this program was selected through a competitive Request for Proposals in early 2020.
“Installing solar panels requires trust that the company will charge a fair price, and do a good and proper install. I did my research for the first, and talked to a neighbor who had a system installed by StraightUp Solar for the second. I was impressed that because of shading, Andrew suggested installing a smaller array than I had anticipated. He could have had a bigger sale, and I might have never known about the unnecessary expense. The installation was done very professionally.”
— Neil Gridley
Kilowatts installed 2016-2019
Properties added solar
People attended Solar Power Hours
Join a free, virtual Solar Power Hour to learn how you can go geothermal through this program!
Peter Murphy, Solar Program Director, MREA
Marta Monti, Solar Program Manager, MREA