Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is seeking qualified firms to submit proposals for the design, procurement, and installation of new residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems at a per-watt price lower than the prevailing single system market rate.
The “group buy” program is being led by Midwest Renewable Energy Association. The goal of the program is to increase consumer education and PV installations in Marathon, Lincoln, Portage, Waushara, and Wood Counties, WI, through a group purchase involving a competitive contractor selection process, an advantageous pricing and rebate structure, and free information sessions.
Between 2013 and 2020, the MREA facilitated 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. Among those who attended our presentations, an average 19.28% purchased a PV system. To date, the average system size is 7.24 kW. We have already identified 10 viable properties with participants who have self-identified as very interested in solar.
RFP Announced June 18, 2021
RFP Questions Due/Posted July 1, 2021
RFP Proposals Due July 8, 2021
Firm Selected July 22, 2021
Total up front admin fee of $5,000.
Installations in Waushara County are $.10/W from 0-75kW and nothing beyond that incurs an admin fee. Central WI installations are $.10/W regardless of how large the program becomes.