This month the City of Fremont (Rachel DiFranco Cc’d), along with neighboring communities throughout the East Bay, launched a limited time solar group purchase (bulk-buy) program for residents. In just 1.5 weeks almost 200 residents have signed up for East Bay SunShares, which pools the power of the community to make solar simple and more affordable than ever.
East Bay SunShares is available to both residents as well as anyone employed or doing business in Fremont but living elsewhere in the Bay Area and there is no cost or obligation for residents to see if solar could be a good fit for their home through the program. Two local solar installation firms, selected by a community evaluation committee, are working with residents to schedule site evaluations and provide discounted proposals. Participants who decide to move forward with their project have until November 6th to sign a contract and take advantage of the federal tax credit which is scheduled to expire in 2016. Although we’ve seen a terrific response, Fremont is seeking additional outreach partners to help spread the word broadly. We are reaching out to ask you to help the City build a huge solar community – faster. If you’re able to send an email blast, post to social media and/or include an informational article in your next newsletter to your members/co-workers/friends/neighbors, we’d be deeply appreciative.
Please find attached template outreach materials for your use (email blast, flyers, etc.). We have also posted social media copy and the program logo to the News & Events page of the program website:
Please note, Vote Solar is the non-profit program administrator on behalf of the City of Fremont. Should you have any questions about the program, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you!