Is it Time for You to Go Solar?

Have you considered solar power in your home, but been overwhelmed by information and options? The Grow-Solar group buy program aims to make it easier, and cheaper, for homeowners to switch to solar!

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What is GrowSolar?

Grow Solar Gateway Region combines Grow Solar St. Louis and Grow Solar Metro East.  It is designed to help homeowners and small businesses throughout the region to come together to learn in a no-pressure environment about solar and purchase solar panels systems in bulk. Participants have access to a range of services and support including a free solar consultation, custom system design, installation, and ongoing maintenance. The program partners with local solar installers, ensuring that participant’s money stays in the regional economy, strengthening the community as a whole. 

Grow Solar is powered by Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), in partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Piasa Palisades Group of Sierra Club.

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Who can participate?

Grow Solar St. Louis is open to residents and small businesses in St. Louis County, as well as citizens across the river in Madison, St. Clair, and Monroe Counties or Metro East region.

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What are the benefits of going solar?

By investing in solar energy, homeowners can dramatically reduce their monthly electricity bills right away, while also protecting themselves from the uncertainties associated with future rate hikes. 

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Why now?

The recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act includes a number of measures designed to promote electrification and renewable energy, including expanded tax credits for solar installations. Anyone who invests in solar energy this year can save thousands of dollars on their tax bill, and even spread that tax benefit out over multiple years.

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What are the perks of group buy?

Participants are able to take advantage of significant cost savings and incentives that are not available to individual buyers. 

How can I learn more?

Grow Solar Gateway Region shares information at “Solar Power Hours,” which are free, open to the public and will be held at locations across the counties and virtually via Zoom. Attendees can sign up for a free solar consultation from the program installer to see if solar is right for their property

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