SCPW Solar is a community-led effort to coordinate interested homeowners across Summit and Wasatch Counties to facilitate a group-purchase of residential solar PV systems. SCPW Solar helps participants go solar at a lower cost, makes going solar simple, generates clean electricity, and reduces carbon emissions. This initiative is part of Summit County’s wider effort to transition the community to 100% renewable energy by making renewable energy more available and widely adopted by residents and businesses.
SCPW Solar is a partnership between Project Manager Utah Clean Energy, a volunteer Steering Committee of community members and Summit County. Utah Clean Energy has a successful record implementing five past Community Solar programs across Utah, two of which were based in Summit Community. Utah Clean Energy’s 2013 Summit Community Solar program resulted in 59 solar installations comprising 315 kilowatts, which was 5 times more residential solar than installed county-wide in 2012. In comparison, the 2016 Mountain Town Community Solar program resulted in 110 solar installations comprising 691 kilowatts.
Based on our prior success, we have set a goal of 150 installed PV systems through this program.
SCPW Solar is Bringing You:
- A substantial discount on solar, up to 20% off for a typical installation, made possible through the facilitation of a supplier discount.
- Simplified and streamlined solar installation process: We’ve done the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to. You’ll have access to a simplified solar process, and a local clean energy advocacy group is on hand to provide you with expert information about solar.
- The community steering committee pre-screened and selected a trusted local installer through a competitive bidding process.
How Does it Work?
Our community steering committee has selected an installer through a rigorous vetting process to ensure that Summit and Wasatch County residents get the best prices and most trusted installers.
After completing our Solar Eligibility Survey, SCPW Solar will send your contact information to the installer, who will then reach out to schedule a site visit. During the site visit, the installer will ensure you are a good candidate for solar by checking your roof, electrical load, and home energy efficiency. You will then receive a quote for your solar, and if you wish to proceed, will sign a contract with the installer authorizing the installation.
SCPW Solar will be having four workshops throughout the summer to give participants a chance to learn more about how solar works, meet the installer, and get their questions answered. View the workshop schedule below for more information.
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