Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 Solarize Plano Project Open for Enrollment!

The 2014 Solarize Plano Project is now OPEN for enrollment! Learn about the "solarize", or group purchase concepts, by reading the information in the "About" page of this website. (Updated: See City of Plano Press Release)

To enroll in the project and potentially go forward with participation in this group purchase to have PV Solar installed at your location,
**** ENROLL HERE  ****
(commitment to learn, NOT buy)
<Note: If you are a solar installer/integrator company interested in the competitive bid process (RFP) for the 2014 Solarize Plano program, please use this
****  Company-Signup-Form ****
to indicate your interest and to provide your company information.>

The preliminary timeline for the project is given below. Your key next steps after enrollment are outlined within the timeline.

Project Timeline (preliminary):

Decision Point 1 - Decide to enroll to learn more!

Open Enrollment - January 17, 2014 through April 15, 2014
  • **** ENROLL HERE  **** (commitment to learn, NOT buy)
  • note - the project will proceed to completion if we have a minimum of 20 enrollees by Feb 21, 2014
  • the more people that signup and elect to have PV solar systems installed, the larger the potential group purchase discount
Enrollee Next Steps - before attending Information Session
  • Complete our online survey which should help you frame your thoughts and understanding of solar energy. It takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, and is available on this webpage -
  • Review and perform the homework exercise described here - Homework Assignment
  • Review the participants Decision Points descriptions - see Participant Decision Points
  • Review the brief list of Frequently Asked Questions - see Solarize Plano Project Frequently Asked Questions
  • Make plans to attend one of the Information Sessions (shown below).
    • Reminder - we need at least 5 enrollees to participate in the selection process as part of a RFP (request for proposal) Team. Please consider being part of the RFP Team.
  • If you live in the ONCOR serving area, consider signing up at Smart Energy Texas to get detailed reports of your energy usage -
Information Sessions
Solar company selected by participant RFP Review Team - no later than March 31, 2014
  • see "RFP" page on this website
Decision Point 2 - Move forward with proposal
  • After doing your homework and participating in information sessions, you determine that you are a good candidate for a PV solar system. You then decide to proceed with a home site assessment and obtain a quote from the project selected company.
  • As described in Participant Decision Points, complete the 2014 Decision Point 2 Form Questionnaire to move forward with Decision Point 2 no later than April 15, 2014
Decision Point 3 - Sign contract
  • You have reviewed the contract provided by the project selected company and you sign the contract to proceed with the installation.
  • no later than May 15, 2014
  • to begin in June 2014