Timeline

2015-2016 "Go Solar at Home" Pilot Project (Active)
See our blog posting "Go Solar at Home".


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[NOTICE: The Solarize Plano Projects are now completed. Information that follows on this page related to these projects is included for background and reference for other groups considering a solarize project. For an overall summary of the completion of the projects, see Solarize Project Summaries.]
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2014 Solarize Plano Project - PROJECT COMPLETED
Enrollment Now Closed (as of July 15, 2014)

Enrollment Opened - January 17, 2014 (completed)
(Updated: See City of Plano Press Release)

Decision Point 1 - Decide to enroll to learn more!

Open Enrollment - January 17, 2014 through April 30, 2014 (Phase 1), July 15, 2014 (Phase 2)
  • **** Project Completed  **** (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 - www.planosolar.org/p/survey.html (OPTIONAL)
  • 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. COMPLETED
  • If you live in the ONCOR serving area, consider signing up at Smart Energy Texas to get detailed reports of your energy usage - www.smartmetertexas.com
Information Sessions
Solar company selected by participant RFP Review Team - no later than March 31, 2014
  • see "RFP" page on this website COMPLETED
Check Project Communications page periodically

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 May 7, 2014 (Phase 1), July 23, 2014 (Phase 2)
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 (Phase 1), July 31, 2014 (Phase 2)
Installations:
  • to begin in late June 2014 (Phase 1), early September 2014 (Phase 2)



2013 Solarize Plano Project COMPLETED
(Historical information)

Project Timeline
  • Pilot Project Announced - May 31, 2103 (completed)
  • Held first Information Meeting for enrollees - June 27, 2013  (completed)
  • Surpassed pilot project enrollment target of 20 enrollees - July 8, 2013 (completed)
  • Issue RFP (Request for Proposal) - July 29, 2013 (completed)
  • Participant Enrollment period to close (had been August 31, 2013) - August 5, 2013 (completed)
  • RFP responses due - August 7, 2013 (completed)
  • Two shortlisted companies selected - August 12, 2013 (completed)
  • Shortlisted company interviews - August 14 - August 15, 2013 (completed)
  • Solar company selected - August 16, 2013 (completed)
  • All contracts completed with individual customers - September 15, 2013 or earlier  (completed)
  • All installations completed - Jan-Feb 2014