Say hello to Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, a community-based, group-purchasing solar energy campaign that launches today. The initiative, which is led by a local public-private coalition of organizations including the City of Asheville, Buncombe County, Green Opportunities and the Blue Horizons Project, is open to all property owners in Buncombe County.

The goal? To reduce the financial and logistical barriers of solar installation + help as many homeowners, businesses, and nonprofits as possible make the switch to a more sustainable energy source. The program is built on a tiered bulk purchasing platform, meaning that the higher the volume of participation, the greater the savings. It will also offer fundraising and equitable financing options for folks who have been traditionally marginalized and/or exist in lower-income brackets in order

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