The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is seeking qualified firms to submit proposals for the design, procurement, and installation of new, residential and commercial, direct-owned, and power purchase agreement photovoltaic systems at a per-watt price lower than the prevailing single system market rate.
The group buy is offered by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the Nature Conservancy of Iowa, and 1000 Friends of Iowa with the support of the Cities of Clive, Des Moines, Grimes, Johnston, Urbandale, Pleasant Hill, Windsor Heights, and with support from other local partners. The goal of the group buy is to increase solar education and installations through a group purchase involving free information sessions and a competitive installer selection process. The program will be offered in Polk County, Iowa.
Between 2013 and 2022, the MREA facilitated 60 solar groups buy programs around the Midwest, reaching over 13,500 individuals with our Solar Power Hour information sessions, and leading to more than 20 MW on over 2,700 properties. Among those who attended our presentations, an average of 20% purchased a PV system. To date, the average system size is 7.3 kW.
Timeline for Program:
RFP Announced: May 2, 2023
RFP Questions Due/Posted: May 9, 2023
RFP Proposals Due: May 16, 2023
Firm(s) Selected: May 23, 2023