Request for Proposals: Milwaukee Solar Group Buy 2019
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 Milwaukee County 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 Grow Solar Milwaukee program is being conducted with leadership support of MREA and The City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO), and promotional support of Milwaukee Public Museum, with wide publicity and awareness in the area. MREA and The City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) will coordinate and deliver a minimum of twelve (12) free, public Solar Power Hour information sessions and market them widely with physical posters, email blasts, paid social media promotion, yard signs, and in the press.
RFP Announced April 1, 2019
RFP Questions Due/Posted April 15, 2019
RFP Proposals Due April 22, 2019
Firm(s) Selected May 5, 2019
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