Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is seeking qualified firms to submit proposals for the design, procurement, and installation of new, residential and small commercial, direct-owned photovoltaic (PV) systems at a per-watt price lower than the typical, single solar electric installation.
The solar group buy is being led by the MREA. The goal of the program is to increase consumer education and PV installations in the Eau Claire Metropolitan area (Eau Claire, Dunn, and Chippewa Counties) through a group purchase involving free, public information sessions and a competitive contractor selection process.
Between 2013 and 2018, the MREA facilitated twenty-two Solar Group Buy programs around the Midwest, reaching over 6,000 individuals with our Solar Power Hour information sessions, and leading to more than 7,400 kW on over 1,000 properties. Among those property owners who received proposals from partnering contractors, an average 42% purchased a PV system. To date, the average system size is 7.5 kW.
The Solarize Eau Claire program is being conducted with full support of the City Of Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley Technical College, the County of Eau Claire, and the City of Altoona, with wide publicity and awareness in the area.
RFP Announced April 11, 2019
RFP Questions Due/Posted April 25, 2019
RFP Proposals Due May 2, 2019
Firm(s) Selected May 16, 2019
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